911 transcript: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The FBI says that the Orlando nightclub shooter was not directed by a foreign terror group, but was radicalized domestically.

At a news conference Monday morning, Ron Hopper of the FBI also said that in 911 calls, shooter Omar Mateen described his actions to an operator in a “chilling, calm and deliberate manner.”

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Hopper says that the investigation is continuing. Transcripts released Monday show that Mateen told a crisis negotiator that the U.S. needed to stop bombing Iraq and Syria.

Hopper say Mateen identified himself as an Islamic solider who pledged allegiance to a group bent on killing Americans.

Officials said at the news conference that the investigation into the June 12 shooting that left 49 victims dead is continuing.

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