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FBI releases 911 transcripts from Orlando

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>> Orlando Shooter, Omar Mateen, told the police he had a car rigged with bombs outside Pulse nightclub and threatened to strap explosive vests to the hostages barricaded inside. That's according to partial transcripts of 911 calls he made last Saturday night from the club, and victims statements released Monday by the FBI.
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The gunman telling a crisis negotiator quote, you people are gonna get it and I'm gonna ignite it if they try to do anything stupid.>> While we're not releasing the audio, what I can tell you is that while the killer made these murderous statements, he did so in a chilling, calm, and deliberate manner.
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>> Investigators on the scene did not find any explosive devices. The transcript's release comes about a week after Mateen slaughtered 49 people at a popular LGBT dance club in Orlando. The 29 year old called several times during the three hour siege to speak with police. Authorities say the shooter, a New York born US citizen of Afghan descent, identified himself as an Islamic soldier, but they omitted portions of the transcripts in which he pledged his allegiance to a particular god.
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>> We're not going to propagate violent rhetoric that comes from other people, whether they be here or overseas. And to do that would only inflame other people here that might be like-minded.>> US House Speaker, Paul Ryan, criticized authorities for not releasing the full transcript of the 911 calls, saying, in a statement, we know the shooter was inspired by ISIS, and, that he intentionally targeted the LGBT community.
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The FBI also said, they would not release emergency calls made by the victims out of respect for their privacy.