St. Lucie Co. Sheriff Ken Mascara issues statement regarding Orlando gunman

Shooter once worked at courthouse
Posted at 5:39 PM, Jun 14, 2016

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office has released a statement regarding the Orlando shooter.

At one time one of his jobs was a security guard and he worked at the St. Lucie County Courthouse.

"Omar Mateen was one of multiple contracted security guards that rotated through the St. Lucie County Courthouse as part of a contract with G4S Secure Solutions USA Inc.," Sheriff Ken J. Mascara said in a statement.

"In early 2013, our staff was made aware of inflammatory comments made by Mateen. Our courthouse supervisor first requested that G4S management transfer him out of the courthouse rotation permanently. That was immediately granted.  Our agency then made the appropriate notifications to inform our federal partners. It was at this time that the FBI began an investigation into Mateen that was later deemed inconclusive," the Sheriff said.

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