A neighbor of the San Bernardino shooting suspects reportedly neglected to inform the authorities of suspicious activity out of concern that she would be accused of racially profiling them.
The development was revealed by Fox News correspondent Will Carr.
Following the massacre that killed 14 people, authorities searched the Redlands, California, home tied to suspect Syed Farook — which belonged to his sister and mother, CBS Los Angeles reported.
“I was in awe that it was happening four houses down from my property,” one neighbor said.
Another neighbor recalled seeing several Middle Eastern men in the area in recent weeks, but declined to contact the authorities out of fear of racially profiling.