CNN’s law enforcement analyst appears shocked by what CNN’s reporters (and other reporters) are doing.
— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) December 4, 2015
It appeared that members of the public were inside the apartment as well. One man lingered holding a large soda. A child was seen wandering throughout the home. Another opened the refrigerator and peered inside.
When Mashable reached out to the FBI while the scene was simultaneously unfolding on live television, a spokesperson seemed shocked when asked if the public was allowed to enter the apartment.
“I do not believe so, but I can check,” she said around 9:30 a.m. PT. “My understanding is it is still an ongoing investigation.”
An hour later, Lourdes Arocho, spokesperson for the FBI Los Angeles field office, told Mashable: “The search is over at that location.” When pressed for further comment, she repeated the statement and referred to a press conference scheduled for 11 a.m. PT.
A man named Doyle Miller, who identified himself as the landlord, told CBS News that he didn’t intend to let the press into the apartment. When he opened the door, “they rushed,” he said.
A paper shedder STILL filled full of shredded papers?