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Orlando's Pulse nightclub broken into early Thursday morning

Posted at 2:17 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 15:05:06-04

Pulse nightclub in Orlando, site of the worst mass shooting in American history where 49 people lost their lives last month, was broken into early Thursday morning. On Wednesday, police released the property back to its owners.

The break-in occurred around 3 a.m., Sara Brady, a spokeswoman for the club told the paper. According to a police report, the suspect "used a prying tool" to tear off exterior plywood and a door frame, then used the same tool to force their way into the facility.

"I think it's fair to say that the owners are disappointed that someone would do that," Brady said. People have been visiting the site since the tragedy on June 12. Orlando Police Department has provided security since that time, but say the club must now provide its own.

A fence remains around the facility. Pulse has an alarm system that includes interior cameras, but they were not activated on Wednesday night, according to the report.

No arrests have yet been made.

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