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Orlando gunman was a twice investigated, U.S.-born, member of ISIS

Records show him a known risk, but evidence was never sufficient to take him into custody

Orlando gunman Omar Mateen

The man behind the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history mentioned ISIS in a 911 call during the attack, but details are still emerging about his ties to the terror group.

Omar Mateen is the person who authorities say killed at least 50 people in a massacre at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday.

The 29-year-old, who died in a shootout with police, lived in Fort Pierce, Florida. Bomb squad teams, FBI agents and police combed his apartment there for hours on Sunday. Investigators haven’t revealed what they found.

They also haven’t said what led Mateen to attack the Pulse nightclub, which bills itself as “the hottest gay bar in Orlando.”

A 911 call could offer a clue. Mateen called dispatchers about 20 minutes into the attack, pledging allegiance to ISIS and mentioning the Boston Marathon bombers, a U.S. official said.

This article continues at [WTVR.com] Orlando gunman Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS, official says

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