FBI divers search lake for evidence in San Bernardino massacre

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- Authorities think mass murder suspects Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik "at some point" were at a park in San Bernardino that's a few miles from the site where they killed 14 people last week, David Bowdich, the assistant director in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles office, told reporters Thursday.

FBI divers are searching a lake at the park in San Bernardino, California. Bowdich, who wouldn't comment on what the divers are looking for or when the suspects were at the lake, said the search might last for days. One of the items the two divers likely are looking for is a missing hard drive from the couple's computer.

“The reason we’re here searching this lake today is we did have a lead that indicated that the subjects came into this area. We have now put a dive team into that lake a logical part of covering that lead," said  Bowdich at an impromtu news conference.

The FBI believes Farook had ties to a group of jihadists in California who were arrested in 2012 for attempted to travel to Afghanistan to join al Qaeda.

Specifically, investigators are taking a new look at one of the four men who was arrested in the 2012 case, Sohiel Kabir. Kabir, who was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison, was the recruiter who helped radicalize others.

The 2012 probe happened in Riverside, California, not far from San Bernardino. Farook was in the social circle of Kabir, officials told CNN.

The FBI initially investigated five men as part of the Riverside group. The fifth wasn't arrested and hasn't been identified. But Farook was not among those investigated at the time, the officials said.

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