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FBI releases Omar Mateen’s conversation with 911

ORLANDO: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released portions of the so-far hidden conversation between Orlando shooter Omar Mateen and the police during the massacre at Pulse nightclub last week.

Along with 911 call recording during Orlando shootout,  FBI also made transcripts of those excerpts, summaries of negotiations with police and other investigative details public in  a scheduled press conference with law enforcement officials in Orlando, ABC News reported.

2:02 a.m.: OPD call transmitted multiple shots fired at Pulse nightclub.


2:04a.m.: Additional OPD officers arrived on scene.


2:08 a.m.: Officers from various law enforcement agencies made entrance to Pulse and engaged the shooter.


2:18 a.m.: OPD S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons & Tactics) initiated a full call-out.


2:35 a.m.: Shooter contacted a 911 operator from inside Pulse. The call lasted approximately 50 seconds, the details of which are set out below:


Orlando Police Dispatcher (OD)


Shooter (OM)


OD: Emergency 911, this is being recorded.


OM: In the name of God the Merciful, the beneficial [in Arabic]
OD: What?


OM: Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [in Arabic]. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.


OD: What’s your name?
OM: My name is I pledge of allegiance to [omitted].
OD: Ok, What’s your name?


OM: I pledge allegiance to [omitted] may God protect him [in Arabic], on behalf of [omitted].


OD: Alright, where are you at?


OM: In Orlando.


OD: Where in Orlando?


[End of call.]


(Shortly thereafter, the shooter engaged in three conversations with OPD’s Crisis Negotiation Team.)


2:48 a.m.: First crisis negotiation call occurred lasting approximately nine minutes.


3:03 a.m.: Second crisis negotiation call occurred lasting approximately 16 minutes.


3:24 a.m.:  Third crisis negotiation call occurred lasting approximately three minutes.

Based on OPD radio communications, there were no reports of shots being fired inside Pulse between the initial exchange of gunfire between responding officers and shooter, and the time of the final breach. During this time, the shooter communicated with an OPD 911 operator and an OPD crisis negotiator, and OPD radio communications reported that victims were being rescued.

Officers did not find any explosives on Mateen, who lived 90 miles away Fort Pierce, or in his vehicle.

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