Orlando Mass Shooting: Omar Mateen's 911 Call ... 'In the Name of God'
Orlando Mass ShootingMateen's 911 Call'In the Name of God'
6/20/2016 7:50 AM PT
Omar Mateen demanded America stop bombing Syria and Iraq during phone calls to police, and said he was killing in the "name of God the merciful."
The FBI just released a heavily redacted transcript of the 911 call, placed at 2:35 AM ET, he made from inside Pulse nightclub. He said, "Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God. I let you know, I'm in Orlando and I did the shootings."
The FBI says he frequently spoke in Arabic, and all of that has been redacted.
He later had 3 conversations with police negotiators where he identified himself as an "Islamic soldier" ... and said he was there because of the bombing of Syria and Iraq. He also threatened, "There is some vehicle outside that has some bombs, just to let you know."
Mateen added, "You people are gonna get it, and I'm gonna ignite it if they try to do anything stupid."
As has been reported ... Mateen threatened there would be "more of this type of action going on" in coming days.