Orlando gunman Omar described as belligerent, racist and ‘toxic’

(From NBC News)

Investigators probing gunman Omar Mateen’s massacre of at least 50 people at a popular gay nightclub in Florida are trying to determine whether terrorism, homophobia or both pushed him over the edge.

Omar Mateen

Omar Mateen

A few key revelations about his past came to light hours after the 29-year-old was identified as the shooter who took hostages at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando early Sunday.

He was subsequently killed by a SWAT team.

  • An ex-co-worker told NBC News that Mateen was racist, belligerent and “toxic.”
  • His father told NBC News his son was enraged after recently seeing a same-sex couple kissing in front of his family, an event that could have set him off. Read More

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