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Orlando Mass Murderer’s Lover Says “Reason for Attack Revenge, Not Terrorism”

Evidence is becoming stronger that the Orlando Pulse killer was himself a closeted gay, and his motivation for the massacre was tied up in his own personal identity demons…

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A disguised “Miguel” appears on Univision

The man, who went by the name “Miguel” to protect his identity, told Univision in an interview out Tuesday that Mateen harbored resentment towards Puerto Rican LGBT men over his sexual relationships with them.

Mateen fatally shot 49 people and wounded 53 others during “Latin night” at Pulse. Nearly half of those killed were of Puerto Rican descent.

Federal officials have labeled the attack both a hate crime and an act of terror, as Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist group in a 911 call made during the shooting.

“Miguel,” who said he first met Mateen on gay dating app Grindr, told Univision that he thinks the attack was primarily an act of “revenge” rather than terrorism. He said he believed Mateen was upset by Puerto Rican men who had rejected him and outraged to learn that one Puerto Rican man he slept with was HIV positive.

“He hate gay Puerto Ricans for all the stuff he did to him,” he said. “I believe this crazy horrible thing he did was for revenge.”

He said his “friends with benefits” relationship with Mateen lasted two months and involved 15 to 20 meetings at an Orlando hotel.

A number of regular attendees at Pulse told the press that Mateen frequently stopped by the cluband that they recognized him from gay dating sites. Though Mateen was married to his second wife, he reportedly had dating profiles on Grindr, Jack’d and Adam4Adam.

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2016 in Domestic terrorism

 

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50 Dead in Orlando Club Shooting

Police are now saying there are 50 dead in the Orlando nightclub shooting lass night. The Police have identified the shooter as an American of Afghani descent.

Kevlar Helmet which saved Police Officers life

50 dead, Islamic terrorism tie eyed in Orlando gay bar shooting

A shooting and hostage situation early Sunday morning at a Florida nightclub — which describes itself as “Orlando’s hottest gay bar” — left an estimated 50 people dead, including the gunman, and more than 50 injured, officials say.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said at a press conference Sunday that a state of emergency has been declared after what authorities have indicated may have been a “lone wolf” style terror attack. The attack appears to be the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

Sources have confirmed to CBS News that authorities are investigating whether the suspect, who has been named as Omar Mateen, had ties to Islamic terrorism. Mateen, of Port. St. Lucie, Florida, is a U.S. citizen with no apparent criminal history, according to sources.

Dyer said that in addition to the 50 people who were killed in the attack, 53 were treated for injuries.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina said the suspect was found with a handgun and an AR-15-style assault rifle.

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A U.S. intelligence source told CBS news senior investigative producer Pat Milton that Islamic terrorism is being investigated as a possible motive in the shooting due to several indicators including the style of the attack, which had similarities tothe attacks in Paris in November 2015 and Brussels in March. The gunman put up a protracted gun battle with police and was heavily armed, the source said.

Robots are now analyzing a device the gunman had strapped to his body to determine if it was a real explosive device or a fake made to look like a real device, the source said.

Sources tell Milton that authorities investigating the incident are still looking into whether the attack is a hate crime.

Mina said the incident at Pulse nightclub began around 2:20 a.m., when shots rang out and an officer already posted at the event engaged the gunman, whom Mina said was armed with an assault rifle, a handgun, and a “device” of some kind that officials believed was a threat. Mina said the gunman appeared organized and well-prepared for the incident.

 

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2016 in Domestic terrorism

 

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“Domestic Terror” Attack Leaves 20 Dead, 42 Injured At Florida Nightclub

A horrific attack this morning at an Orlando nightclub has led to approximately 20 dead, and 42 hospitalized. A lone gunman entered the club early this morning and opened fire on the people in the club before engaging local police in an extended gun battle. Police have announced no motive at this point, but have classified the attack as “Domestic Terror”.

Police: 20 feared dead after Florida nightclub terror attack

Approximately 20 people are dead inside Pulse, a gay nightclub, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said Sunday morning, just hours after a shooter opened fire in the club. At least 42 people have been transported for medical treatment, he said.

Police have shot and killed the gunman, Mina told reporters.
“It’s appears he was organized and well-prepared,” the chief said, adding that the shooter had an assault-type weapon, a handgun and “some type of (other) device on him.” Law enforcement sources told CNN that the device, which was strapped to the suspect, was possibly explosive, but authorities don’t know if it was real or not.
A canine unit indicated there were explosives inside the suspect’s car as well, the sources said.
At least nine officers were involved in the shootout, Mina said. Several coroner vans were seen traveling toward the nightclub.
One officer suffered an eye injury when a bullet struck his Kevlar helmet, said Danny Banks, special agent in charge of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Orlando bureau. The helmet saved the officer’s life, Banks said.
 
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Posted by on June 12, 2016 in Domestic terrorism

 

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