A group of 17 men in Apple Valley, California were arrested and released on Tuesday after a 911 caller reported seeing and hearing 5-7 men with turbans shooting off over 100 rounds. There were several handguns, rifles and a shotgun that were discovered after police arrived on the scene. All the guns were registered except for the rifle, which reportedly happened to be purchased in multiple parts.
Feds & local law enforcement investigating after 17 men, reportedly Middle Eastern, fired 100s of rounds in Apple Valley. @KNX1070
— Margaret Carrero (@KNXmargaret) March 29, 2016
No one was hurt or injured and the men peacefully complied with the police when they arrived. The men were all released after background search revealed they had no criminal record or outstanding warrants.
“They were up all night chanting ‘Allah akbar’-type stuff,” as heard by an unidentified police officer on the recording.
“There was no evidence found that a crime had been committed by any of the subjects who were detained and they were released,” as stated by a Sheriff's spokesperson.
Apparently none of the hikers interviewed at the scene reported seeing or hearing any of this activity going on. The FBI stated that they would further investigate and question the men to obtain any further missing details to this incident. The locals are extremely worried and concerned about their safety. This incident strikes close to the San Bernardino terrorist attack that took place last year on December 2 that claimed 14 lives and seriously injured 22 others.
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