• Orlando gunman had been under FBI probe

    Orlando gunman had been under FBI probe

    The gunman behind the deadly attack on a gay nightclub in Florida on Sunday had previously been investigated for ties to an American suicide bomber, the FBI said Sunday.

    Special Agent Ronald Hopper said 29-year-old Omar Mateen had been cleared by the probe but was believed to have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State before the massacre, which left 50 dead.

    “He died in an exchange of gunfire with officers,” Hopper confirmed.

    According to the agent, Mateen twice came to the attention of […]