California shooter may have been plotting earlier attack with someone else: CNN

Tashfeen Malik (left) and Syed Farook at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in this July 27, 2014, handout photo.
Tashfeen Malik (left) and Syed Farook at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in this July 27, 2014, handout photo. PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN BERNARDINO (REUTERS) - Investigators believe San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook may have been plotting an earlier attack in California with someone else, CNN reported on Tuesday (Dec 8), citing two United States officials.

One of the officials told CNN the two conspired in 2012 and a specific target was considered. Neither of the officials could say how serious the plotting got, CNN said.

One official said the two decided not to go through with the earlier attack after a round of terror-related arrests in the area, CNN reported.

"They got spooked," the official said.

CNN did not give the name of the other plotter.