Source: Orlando terrorist scouted Disney World as potential target
ORLANDO, Fla. - Twenty-nine year-old Omar Mateen, the man police say carried out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, may have first targeted Disney, according to a law enforcement source.
According to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Mateen scoped out the Disney area sometime before the shooting.
Investigators are learning that information from looking into his location based on GPS, the source told FOX 13.
Another law enforcement source told People Magazine that Mateen and his wife, Noor Zahi Salman, visited Disney World in April.
She said that her husband was scouting both Pulse, the nightclub where the mass shooting took place, and Downtown Disney, which was recently renamed Disney Springs.
Unlike the four Disney World theme parks, Disney Springs doesn't have security, metal detectors and bag checks before entry.
Disney has not yet commented about the threat.
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