The FBI may be headed for another legal showdown with Apple.
Eight months after the FBI asked a court to order Apple to help hack into the encrypted iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Rizwan Farook, the bureau has obtained the iPhone of the man who stabbed 10 people in a Minnesota mall, Wired reports.
Tahir Adan’s phone is locked with a passcode, and FBI agents are still trying to access the contents.
“Dahir Adan’s iPhone is locked,” FBI special agent Rich Thorton told reporters, “We are in the process of assessing our legal and technical options to gain access to this device and the data it may contain.”
Thornton didn’t reveal the model of iPhone or its operating system.
Apple declined to help the FBI break into Farook’s phone, prompting the bureau to hire an outside entity to access the phone.