Wednesday, February 21, 2018 06:19:48 PM

Omar Mateen: Everything we know so far about Orlando gunman

By Harriet Alexander - Mon Jun 13, 12:27 am

Known to police

He was known to the police, having become “a person of interest” in 2013 and again in 2014.

A senior law enforcement source told The Daily Beast that the FBI at one point opened an investigation into Mateen but subsequently closed the case when it produced nothing that appeared to warrant further investigation.

He called 911, while holding hostages inside, to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). He also reportedly also mentioned the Boston marathon bombers.

Gay club

The gay club was deliberately chosen, his father Mir Seddique suggested.

He told NBC News that the sight of two men kissing angered his son….

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