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Dead Suspect's Father: He's Muslim and 'Very Religious'

Dead Suspect's Father: He's Muslim and 'Very Religious'
SWAT team in action in San Bernardino, Calif. (Getty Images) 

By    |   Wednesday, 02 December 2015 10:47 PM EST

A man who was linked Wednesday to the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings was described by someone who identified himself as his father as a Muslim who was "very religious."

NBC News has reported that one of the suspects killed by police after the shootings at the Inland Regional Center is Syed Farook.

Farook and a woman were killed in a gunfight with police in nearby Redlands after the rampage at the center that killed 14 people and wounded 17 others.

San Bernardino County records showed that someone with that name was an employee at the county's Environmental Health Department. The department had gathered on Wednesday for a holiday party at the Inland center.

The New York Daily News interviewed a man who identified himself as Farook's father. The report did not disclose the man's name.

The father told the News his son worked as a health technician inspecting restaurants and hotels.

"I haven’t heard anything," the man said. "He worked in a county office.

"He’s married and has a kid," he added. "We’re estranged because my wife got the divorce, and they are together. She doesn’t want to see me."

The father added that Farook was "very religious. He would go to work, come back, go to pray, come back.

"He's Muslim," the father said.

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A man who was linked Wednesday to the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings was described by someone who identified himself as his father as a Muslim who was "very religious."
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