Monday morning, the FBI released a partially redacted transcript of the 911 call Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen made during his rampage inside the club, which left 49 people dead, reports CNN. According to the transcript, Mateen told the dispatcher “I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.”
“Tell America to stop bombing Syria and Iraq and that is why he was ‘out here right now. When the crisis negotiator asked the shooter what he had done, the shooter stated, ‘No, you already know what I did,'” according to the document.
In these calls, the shooter, who identified himself as an Islamic soldier, told the crisis negotiator that he was the person who pledged his allegiance to [omitted], and told the negotiator to tell America to stop bombing Syria and Iraq and that is why he was “out here right now.” When the crisis negotiator asked the shooter what he had done, the shooter stated, “No, you already know what I did.” The shooter continued, stating, “There is some vehicle outside that has some bombs, just to let you know. You people are gonna get it, and I’m gonna ignite it if they try to do anything stupid.” Later in the call with the crisis negotiator, the shooter stated that he had a vest, and further described it as the kind they “used in France.” The shooter later stated, “In the next few days, you’re going to see more of this type of action going on.” The shooter hung up and multiple attempts to get in touch with him were unsuccessful.