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Enrique Marquez, Friend of San Bernardino Terrorist, Charged in California

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By Lee Ferran
ABCNEWS.com

Four years before Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik killed 14 people at an office party in San Bernardino, Farook plotted with his old friend and neighbor Enrique Marquez to kill as many people as possible during a “rush hour” attack on a highway in California, according to the FBI [2].

The late 2011 or early 2012 plot was detailed for the first time today in a criminal complaint filed [3] against Marquez, who authorities said admitted the plans during a 10-day questioning session with the FBI after the San Bernardino shootings earlier this month.

According to the complaint, Marquez told the FBI that he had converted to Islam in 2007 and was pushed towards radical Islamic material by his friend and neighbor Farook. In late 2011, the two decided to strike in the U.S., and discussed whether they should attack a local community college and busy California highway, SR-91.

Marquez allegedly pointed out to federal agents exactly where the attack on the highway was supposed to have taken place and how it would go down.

To read the full story click here. [4]