Orlando Nightclub Shooter, Omar Mateen, Was Investigated By FBI For Making Terrorist Threats In 2013 And 2014
Federal law enforcement agents were familiar with Omar Mateen well before he slaughtered 50 people at a Orlando gay nightclub. Mateen was a “known quantity” to federal law enforcement before he killed 50 innocent people in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
The senior law enforcement source reports that Mateen became a person of interest in 2013 and again in 2014. The Federal Bureau of Investigation at one point opened an investigation into Mateen but subsequently closed the case when it produced nothing that appeared to warrant further investigation. “He’s a known quantity,” the source said. “He’s been on the radar before.”
Assistant FBI Agent in Charge Ronald Hopper told Fox News, “We do have suggestions that the individual may have gleanings toward that particular ideology. But right now we can’t say definitively.”
Hopper also said Omar Mateen made “threats in the past that he has ties to terrorist organizations.”
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