asking where her husband was—sent a text message to Mateen asking where he was.
Mateen texted back asking her if she had seen the news. ", Mateen responded, "I love you, babe." According to one source, she texted him back at one point saying that she loved him.
In a 9-1-1 call shortly after the shooting began, Mateen swore allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and said the U. killing of Abu Waheeb in Iraq the previous month "triggered" the shooting.
He later told a negotiator he was "out here right now" because of the American-led interventions in Iraq and in Syria, and that the negotiator should tell the United States to stop bombing.
At least one patron tried to help those who were hit.G4S was subsequently fined for lapses in its psychological testing program (see below).In 2009, Mateen married his first wife, who left him after a few months; the couple's divorce became final in 2011.G4S admitted Mateen's form had a "clerical error" and clarified that he had instead been cleared by another psychologist from the same firm that bought the wrongly-named doctor's practice.This doctor had not interviewed Mateen, but evaluated the results of a standard test used in the screening he undertook before being hired.Following the nightclub attack, she said Mateen was "mentally unstable and mentally ill" and "obviously disturbed, deeply, and traumatized", was often physically abusive, and had a history of using steroids.