San Bernardino County 12-2-15 Terrorist Attack AAR and Legacy Report
On December 2, 2015 San Bernardino County experienced a devastating act of terrorism that was unique in the United States at the time. The attack simultaneously exhibited characteristics of organized terrorism, workplace violence, and countless active shooter incidents. Although there were correlations between San Bernardino County’s experience and other incidents, few previous incidents had the complexities of all those characteristics. The County was the employer of one of the perpetrators and all but one of the victims. It was also the provider of essential and mandated government services that had been targeted.