Sunday June 12th, 2016. The time 2:35 a.m.
911 OPERATOR: 911. This call is being recorded.
SUSPECT: This is Mateen (speaking in another language). I want to let you know I’m in Orlando and I did the shooting.
911 OPERATOR: What’s your name?
SUSPECT: My name is I Pledge of Allegiance to (unidentifiable name) of the Islamic State.
911 OPERATOR: Okay. What’s your name?
SUSPECT: I pledge my allegiance to (unidentifiable name) on behalf of the Islamic State.
911 OPERATOR: Where are you at?
SUSPECT: In Orlando.
911 OPERATOR: Where in Orlando?
NEGOTIATION 1 Sunday June 12, 2016. The time 2:48 a.m.
NEGOTIATOR: Hello, there. Hi there, there is Orlando Police. Who am I speaking with, please?
SUSPECT: You’re speaking to the person who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of (unidentified name).
NEGOTIATOR: Can you tell me where you are right now so I can you get some help?
SUSPECT: No. Because you have to tell America to stop bombing Syria and Iraq. They are killing a lot of innocent people. What am I to do here when my people are getting killed over there. You get what I’m saying?
NEGOTIATOR: I do. I completely get what you’re saying. What I’m trying to do is prevent anybody else from getting —
SUSPECT: You need to stop the U.S. air strikes. They need to stop the U.S. air strikes, okay?
NEGOTIATOR: I understand.
SUSPECT: They need to stop the U.S. air strikes. You have to tell the U.S. government to stop bombing. They are killing too many children,
they are killing too many women, okay?
NEGOTIATOR: I understand that. Here is why I’m here right now. I’m with the Orlando police. Can you tell me what you know about what’s going on tonight?
SUSPECT: What’s going on is that I feel the pain of the people getting killed in Syria and Iraq and all over the Muslim (unidentified word).
NEGOTIATOR: Okay. So have you done something about that?
SUSPECT: Yes, I have.
NEGOTIATOR: Tell me what you did, please.
SUSPECT: You already know what I did.
NEGOTIATOR: Look, I’m trying to figure out how to keep you safe and how to get this resolved peacefully because I’m not a politician, I’m not a government. All I can do is help individuals and I want to start with helping you.
SUSPECT: By the way, there is some vehicles outside that have some bombs just to let you know. Your people are going to get it and I’m going to ignite it if they try to do anything stupid.
NEGOTIATOR: Okay. I understand that and I’ll pass that along. Can you tell me what vehicle? Because I don’t want to see anybody get hurt.
SUSPECT: No. But I’ll tell you this, they can take out a whole city block almost.
NEGOTIATOR: I understand that. Tell me, in the club do you have any injured people with you that you brought with you?
SUSPECT: I’m not — I’m not letting you know nothing.