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Omar Mateen, the person who shot up an Orlando gay nightclub in Sunday’s early morning hours, reportedly claimed allegiance to the Islamic State in a 911 call shortly before walking into the Pulse and killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 50.
NBC News Charlotte reported:
— NBC Charlotte (@wcnc) June 12, 2016
Adding further fuel to an already raging fire, Mateen reportedly referred to the April, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing committed by the Tsarnaev brothers in his 911 call.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer reported:
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) June 12, 2016
In addition, Mateen reportedly phoned Orlando cable news station 13 and made the same claim about his allegiance to the Islamic State terrorists — in both Arabic and English.
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Video exclusive: Omar Mateen called Orlando cable News 13 after attack, pledged to ISIS, station downplays. pic.twitter.com/xI0Fd4Hbf1
— Kristinn Taylor (@KristinnFR) June 13, 2016
“…and after the shooting a person claiming to be the shooter called the News 13 newsroom and made the same statement about pledging allegiance to ISIS in English before speaking Arabic,” Taylor reported.
“News 13 is working closely with investigators and with the FBI regarding that phone call.”
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