17 men detained, questioned in SoCal for firing guns, yelling ‘Allahu akbar’

17 men detained, questioned in SoCal for firing guns, yelling ‘Allahu akbar’
Male bonding? (Image via CBS 2 LA/Victor Valley News Group: http://www.vvng.com/report-of-15-men-with-guns-detained-at-deep-creek/)

[Ed. – And then released.  Somehow, one doubts this is going to turn out well.]

Federal and local law enforcement authorities Tuesday are investigating after 17 men were detained for reportedly firing off hundreds of rounds in a remote part of Apple Valley.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies and an FBI agent were among the units that detained the men – reportedly all of Middle Eastern descent – who were camping out in the Deep Creek Hot Springs area Sunday morning, authorities said. …

A 911 caller reported hearing over 100 shots fired and seeing five to seven men wearing turbans and shooting “assault rifles, handguns, and shotguns,” according to a Sheriff’s Department statement.

Police scanner traffic posted online by the Victor Valley News Group described “a large group of subjects wearing turbans and chanting” at the scene.

“They were up all night chanting ‘Allah akbar’-type stuff,” an unidentified officer is heard saying on the audio recording.

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