Both groups oppose Islamic State and each other. Mateen was removed from that database after the bureau closed its investigation into him, an official said. No issues involving encrypted data -- a major stumbling block in the investigation into the San Bernardino attacks -- have emerged, the official said. We hope that our fellow Americans will not let fear become disabling," Comey said. Some who knew the gunman described him as a practicing Muslim who spewed homophobic and racist slurs.
What he did was completely an act of terrorism.
Henson said Mateen was "familiar to me vaguely. She and other officials have asked residents to hold off on staging a vigil until all the victims are identified. Mina said he was confident no one was shot during the delay nor was shot by friendly fire.
Zirkle said he and other students warned Mateen that he needed to stop.