'They want more disasters to happen,' Omar Mateen says in 2012 documentary

Video of Orlando shooter speaking about BP oil spill appears on YouTube

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – A clip from a 2012 documentary showing Omar Mateen at work was discovered Wednesday on YouTube.

The clip provides the first opportunity to see and hear the Orlando shooter since his reign of terror at Pulse nightclub Sunday morning. 

"They want more disasters to happen because that's where their money-making is,"  Mateen said in the video.

Mateen was on duty for G4S security at the time, guarding a clean-up crew working for BP after the 2010 oil spill.

It’s unclear if Mateen knew he was being taped for the 2012 documentary about the BP oil spill. 

"No one gives a (expletive) here. Like, everybody's just out to get paid," Mateen said. "They're, like, hoping for more oil to come out and more people to complain so they’ll have jobs." 

Mateen's conversations and actions, especially the more recent ones, are part of the net cast by investigators.

The cellphone Mateen used three times during his shooting rampage Sunday in Orlando that killed 49 people and injured 53 others, and the weapons he used have been sent to an FBI lab in Quantico, Virginia.

"My son was a victim and got trapped in the scheme of this ISIS idea," Mateen’s father, Seddique Mateen, said.

Mateen's family members are cooperating with the FBI.

The major focus is now on his wife, Noor Salman, who admitted to being with her husband as he cased the nightclub the first week of June and was with him as he bought his weapons.

"We're not sure what charges will be brought or if charges will be brought," U.S. Attorney Lee Bentley said.

Salman has stayed out of sight since Sunday.

Seddique Mateen, who has been candid in his conversations about his son, wouldn't say if he thought his daughter-in-law could have prevented the attack.

"If someone is able to be charged in this investigation, we will bring them to justice," FBI Special Agent In Charge Ronald Hopper said.


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