Pulse gunman: "You already know what I did"

Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen's voice rises in anger when he talks about the bombings in Iraq and Syria.
Audio recordings of Mateen speaking to police negotiators and dispatchers were released for the first time Monday. The city of Orlando previously had released a transcript of the calls.
Mateen enunciates emphatically to a police negotiator that he needs to tell the U.S. government to stop bombings in Syria and Iraq.

Police negotiators talking to the Orlando nightclub gunman at first weren't sure if the person they had on the phone was actually in the Pulse nightclub.

The audio recordings didn't stray from the transcript previously released by the City of Orlando,  but captured police negotiators strategizing among themselves about how best to talk to Mateen, who hung up several times.

A police official can be heard saying he's not convinced the person on the call is in the club.

The lead negotiator says it sounds like Mateen is calling from "a very sterile environment" like a home or apartment.

But another police official says he could be in an office or bathroom.

Forty-nine patrons were killed, and another 53 people were seriously wounded during the June massacre.

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories You May Be Interested In – includes Advertiser Stories