6/12/16, "Orlando shooter worked for global security firm," CNN Wire, via KDVR.com
"The man behind the worst mass shooting in U.S. history worked since 2007 as a security officer at one of the world’s largest private security companies, which said Sunday it was “shocked and saddened” by the news.
“We are cooperating fully with all law enforcement authorities, including the FBI, as they conduct their investigation,” G4S Secure Solutions said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the friends, families and people affected by this unspeakable tragedy.”
Omar Mateen, 29, murdered 50 people and injured 53 others at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning.
Based in Jupiter, Florida, G4S says it has operations in more than 100 countries. It provides security guards, technology, and other services. Its customers span a range of industries including mining, finance, and retail.
Mateen, who was shot and killed by police, claimed allegiance to ISIS in a phone call to authorities around the time he carried out the “organized and well-prepared” attack, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said."
6/12/16, "The Latest: Official: Gunman pledged allegiance to IS leader," AP
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The suspected Orlando night club shooter Omar Mateen was a security guard with G4S. In a 2012 newsletter, the firm identified him as working in West Palm Beach.
In a statement sent to the Palm Beach Post, the security company confirmed his employment.
"We are shocked and saddened by the tragic event that occurred at the Orlando nightclub. We can confirm that Omar Mateen had been employed with G4S since September 10, 2007. We are cooperating fully with all law enforcement authorities, including the FBI, as they conduct their investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the friends, families and people affected by this unspeakable tragedy.""
6/12/16, "Orlando Club Shooter Was Licensed As Security Officer," miami.cbslocal.com, Orlando, CBS Miami/AP
"As the day progresses, details about the suspected shooter who killed 50 people and injured 53 more continue to trickle out.
Omar Mateen, the Orlando nightclub gunman, had been licensed as a private security officer in Florida.
State records show suspected shooter Mateen held the firearms license since at least 2011.
It was set to expire in September 2017.
It wasn’t immediately clear where, if anywhere, Mateen had worked as a security officer.
An armed guard license in Florida requires 28 hours of classroom training by a licensed instructor."