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Orlando shooter's wife cooperating with FBI, says Disney properties may have been scouted for attack

Posted at 6:47 PM, Jun 13, 2016
The wife of the Orlando shooter is cooperating with FBI investigators and has provided key details about his activity before the deadly nightclub shooting, including how he may have scouted a number of alternate locations for his attack, such as Disney properties in the area, a senior counter-terrorism official told ABC News in Tampa.
 
 
Disney declined to comment on the purported prior threat, but said it has been increasing security measures “for some time.”
 
“Unfortunately we’ve all been living in a world of uncertainty, and we have been increasing our security measures across our properties for some time, adding such visible safeguards as magnetometers, additional canine units, and law enforcement officers on site, as well as less visible systems that employ state-of-the-art security technologies,” a spokesperson for Disney said in a statement.
 
Forty-nine people were killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in the early morning hours Sunday.
 
Officials said that after his assault began, the shooter called 911 and pledged allegiance to the terror group ISIS, though investigators are still trying to determine if he had any significant ties to the group.