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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The latest on the mass shooting at a social service facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):

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2:45 p.m.

A U.S. official says the FBI was treating the mass shooting in California as a potential act of terror but had reached no conclusion it was.
    
The official was briefed on the investigation but wasn't authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.
    
The official said Syed Rizwan Farook communicated with individuals who were under FBI scrutiny in connection with a terrorism investigation. But the official said the contact was with "people who weren't significant players on our radar," dated back some time, and there was no immediate indication of any "surge" in communication ahead of the shooting.
    
The official said Farook and his wife weren't on the FBI's radar before the shooting, which killed 14.
    
The official said the communication was a "potential factor" but cautioned that "contact with individuals who are subjects of investigations in and of itself doesn't mean that you are a terrorist."
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Authorities say the woman who helped her husband kill 14 people a banquet at a social service center in Southern California had a Pakistani passport and came to the U.S. on a fiancee visa.
    
David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI's Los Angeles office, says Syed Farook, a U.S. citizen, traveled internationally and entered the U.S. with Tashfeen Malik in July 2014.
    
He said at a news conference Thursday that the bureau doesn't know all the countries Farook went to and that a motive for the shooting is not yet known.
    
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan says the couple had more than 1,600 bullets with them when they were killed in a gunbattle with police.
    
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10:05 a.m.
    
Police say the attackers who killed 14 people at a banquet in Southern California had more than 1,600 bullets with them when they were gunned down in their SUV.
    
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said at a news conference Thursday that the shooters had more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition at their home, 12 pipe bombs and hundreds of tools that could be used to make improvised explosive devices.
    
Burguan says Syed Farook and his wife sprayed the room at a social service center in San Bernardino with bullets but police didn't know if any one person was targeted.
    
Police and the FBI say the attack was planned but they do not know a motive.
    
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9:50 a.m.
    
Police say they found 12 pipe bomb devices at a California home being searched in connection with a mass shooting as well as hundreds of tools that could be used to make improvised explosive devices.
    
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said at a news conference Thursday that the attackers also left a device at the social service center where they opened fire. The device consisted of 3 connected pipe bombs with a remote control that apparently did not work.
    
Authorities say Syed Farook and his wife or fiancee killed 14 people at the center Wednesday. The chief says the attackers fired between 65 and 75 rounds at the center. They later died in a gunbattle with police.
    
Burguan also says the number of people injured in the mass shooting has risen from 17 to 21.
    

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6:50 p.m.
    
Meredith Davis, a spokeswoman with ATF, told KCAL9-TV the two suspects who died in a shootout with police after the mass killing in California were each armed with a long gun and a handgun.
    
They were wearing tactical-style clothing that was "loaded with magazines for a gunfight," she said Wednesday.
    
Davis said the suspects also threw a thick-gauge copper pipe out of the SUV, but no explosives were found inside.
    
The fake pipe bomb was equipped with a piece of material made to look like a wick.
    
Authorities are tracing the serial numbers on the guns and authorities will be dispatched to those addresses.
    
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6:40 p.m.
    
Law enforcement officers are calling for people to come to the front door of a home in Redlands, California, where tips led authorities investigating the deadly shooting at a social services center.
    
One of them called out: "This is the FBI." Officers in riot gear, a bomb squad unit and armored vehicles are outside Wednesday night. They appear to have brought in robot devices.
    
It's unclear if anyone is inside the home.
    
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan has said an SUV was seen leaving the residence earlier, leading to a police pursuit and a gunbattle that killed two suspects in the shooting that left 14 people dead in neighboring San Bernardino.
    
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6:15 p.m.
    
The FBI is looking at several possibilities for what drove shooters to kill 14 people at a California social services center.
    
David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI's field office in Los Angeles, says one possibility is workplace violence and another is "terrorism."
    
He did not elaborate. Wednesday's shooting left at least 14 dead in San Bernardino.
    
Police say two suspects, one male and one female, are dead after a shootout with police.
    
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan says authorities found what they believe is an explosive device at the Inland Regional Center where the mass shooting occurred.
    
Burguan also says one other person was detained who was seen running near a gunbattle, but it's not clear if that person is connected to the mass shooting.

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5:05 p.m.
    
Police are serving a search warrant on a home in Redlands, California, in connection with the deadly shooting at a social services facility in neighboring San Bernardino.
    
City spokesman Carl Baker says Redlands police are assisting San Bernardino police in the search connected to the Wednesday morning shooting that killed at least 14 people and wounded more than a dozen others.
    
An Associated Press reporter watched as a half-dozen vehicles carrying helmeted police drove into the area. One officer carrying an assault rifle ordered reporters to clear the area, and an armored vehicle parked outside a row of homes.
    
The action followed a gunbattle between occupants of an SUV and San Bernardino police not far from the original shooting scene.
    
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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The latest on reports of an active shooter at a social services facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):

3:20 p.m.
    
Police are pointing guns at a dark-colored SUV with shattered windows on a residential street.
    
Police have said that the suspects in the deadly shooting Wednesday at a social services facility in Southern California may have fled in a dark SUV.
    
Officers were keeping their distance, pointing their weapons at the vehicle, while more police raced to the scene.
    
Local media said there appeared to be a person on the ground but it was unclear who they were or what their injuries may be.

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2:10 p.m.
    
Police say that the suspects in the deadly shooting at a social services facility in Southern California may have fled in a dark-colored SUV.
    
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said at a news conference Wednesday that he estimates at least 14 people have been killed and about 14 wounded. He says the wounded have significant injuries that may be related to gunshots.
    
Burguan says they are looking for up to three shooters.
    
Authorities have locked down courts and increased police presence at other public facilities but didn't know the motive of the attack.
    
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2 p.m.
    
Police estimate that at least 14 people have been killed and more than a dozen wounded in the shooting at a social services facility in Southern California.
    
Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said at a news conference Wednesday that the number of fatalities was a preliminary number and could change.
    
He says up to three shooters entered the building and opened fire at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.
    
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1:30 p.m.
    
Marcos Aguilera says his wife was inside a social services facility in Southern California when gunfire erupted but she got out of the building unharmed.
    
He told KABC-TV that a shooter entered the building next to his wife's office and opened fire.
    
Aguilera says they locked themselves in her office and saw bodies on the floor. He says his wife saw ambulances taking people out of the building on stretchers.
    
Authorities say multiple people were shot and some were killed Wednesday at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.
    
Police Sgt. Vicki Cervantes told KCBS-TV that police were searching for more than one gunman. She didn't have specific numbers on the number of dead and injured.

    
11:58 a.m.
    
A gas station manager near the site of a shooting in Southern California says there is a flood of police activity in the area.
    
Ana Fuentes, manager of a Shell station about a block from the scene, estimates that there are about 150 police officers flooding the area.
    
She said she hasn't gotten any instructions to stay inside but that customers coming in told her about the shootings at Inland Regional Center. The center says on its website that it provides social services to people with developmental disabilities.
    
Dozens of people filed out of the scene, holding their hands in their air. Other people were seen being wheeled away on gurneys.

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Police in San Bernardino, California, are responding to reports of an active shooter at a social services facility.
    
Lt. Rich Lawhead said Wednesday there are reports of multiple victims.
    
No arrests have been made.
    
Sgt. Vicky Cervantes says police are working to secure the scene in the inland region east of Los Angeles.

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