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G4S Security Guard Omar Mateen, G4S Security Guard, G4S Security Officer

The man who committed the worst mass shooting in U.S. history had an online bride from Uzbekistan who said he beat her, co-workers who feared he had terrorist leanings and a father who hosted a cable show in which he claimed to be president of Afghanistan. Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard from Fort Pierce, had been on the FBI’s radar since at least 2013, when acquaintances — at least one of them a former law enforcement officer — warned authorities that he was prone to violence, made unspecified threats and seemed to have radical Islamic ideas. Read more about this story here.

Orlando shooter and security guard in 1998 killings both passed test

Sun SentinelJun 15, 2016
Mateen, who killed 49 people early Sunday at a gay club in Orlando, had also worked as a security guard for G4S. He held two licenses from …

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Orlando shooter’s job raises questions about security guard screening

NOLA.comJun 15, 2016
Despite those incidents, Mateen never lost his position as a private security guardwith one of the world’s largest security contractors, nor his …

 

Orlando shooter last worked as security guard at PGA Village

TCPalmJun 14, 2016
LUCIE COUNTY — Accused Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, who was employed by G4S, worked as a security guard at PGA Village at least two …

 

Pulse nightclub security video recovered by agents

Orlando Sentinel19 hours ago
Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard from Fort Pierce, walked into Pulse, a gay nightclub about 2 a.m. Sunday with a semiautomatic …

 

Company that hired Orlando gunman as security guard employs

FOX13 MemphisJun 15, 2016
There are 340 security guards in Memphis who are employed by the same company that employed the gunman who terrorized a gay nightclub …
Orlando Killer Omar Mateen Was a Knockoff Rent-a-Cop
In-DepthDaily BeastJun 13, 2016

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Orlando shooter last worked as security guard at PGA Village

TCPalm – ‎Jun 14, 2016‎
LUCIE COUNTY — Accused Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, who was employed by G4S, worked as a security guard at PGA Village at least two days before the massacre. Some on Tuesday questioned how the man charged with protecting them potentially …

Minnesota Woman Knew Orlando Shooter As Security Guard At Florida Residence

CBS Local – ‎Jun 14, 2016‎
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Marta Winter is from Wayzata and lives part-time at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla., the gated community where Orlando shooter Omar Mateen was a security guard. “I would see him every day,” Winter told WCCO’s Jordana …

Orlando Killer’s Identity Shocks Community He Once Guarded

NBCNews.com – ‎Jun 14, 2016‎
PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida — For years Omar Mateen was a welcomed fixture at PGA Village, the tony residential expanse that includes one of America’s premier golf clubs and resorts. He worked as a security guard at the front gate, a trusted position …

Company that hired Orlando gunman as security guard employs hundreds in Memphis

FOX13 Memphis – ‎Jun 15, 2016‎
Omar Mateen, the man who law enforcement officials killed after he terrorized Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, was trusted to keep others safe as a security guard for G4S Security Solutions. Daniel Gilroy claims to be a former coworker of Mateen’s at G4S

Nightclub shooter was a body builder, security guard

WRAL.com – ‎Jun 13, 2016‎
FORT PIERCE, Fla. — He was a body builder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and wanted to become a police officer. Early Sunday, 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people …

Gunman’s job raises questions about security guard screening

Atlanta Journal Constitution – ‎Jun 15, 2016‎
Despite those incidents, Mateen never lost his position as a private security guard with one of the world’s largest security contractors, nor his license to carry a gun. Now his deadly attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando has raised questions about how

What Exactly Did the Company Omar Mateen Worked for Do?

The Atlantic – ‎Jun 14, 2016‎
Private security firms not only recruit and train guards for small-scale protection, but also providesecurity (and cybersecurity) infrastructure, investigative services, and military manpower for governments and large industries. Their employees work

Orlando Killer Omar Mateen Was a Knockoff Rent-a-Cop

Daily Beast – ‎Jun 13, 2016‎
For nearly eight years before he embarked on a murderous rampage that claimed the lives of 49 people, Omar Mateen was employed as an armed guard by one of the world’s biggest privatesecurity companies, G4S. By some estimates, it’s the third-largest …

Security Firm That Employed Orlando Gunman Guards U.S. Nuclear Sites

U.S. News & World Report – ‎Jun 13, 2016‎
Civilian nuclear power plants in the U.S., many which employ G4S security guards, are required to meet security requirements set by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which also conducts inspections. Security guards are re-evaluated every three years …

Orlando Shooter Was Armed Security Guard for Major Homeland Security Contractor

ticklethewire.com – ‎Jun 15, 2016‎
About a decade before Omar Mateen opened fire on an Orlando nightclub, killing more than 50 people, he worked for a global security firm that was one of the biggest contractors for the federal government after the Sept. 11 attacks. Mateen began working

Orlando shooter was employee of global security firm G4S

Reuters – ‎Jun 14, 2016‎
In the United States alone, G4S security guards stand watch over airports, water and power plants, nuclear facilities, immigration transportation and even, as in the case of Mateen, gated communities. Since 2008, G4S Secure Solutions — the company’s …

Omar Mateen a religious security guard who wanted to be a police officer

Irish Examiner – ‎Jun 13, 2016‎
Omar Mateen, 29, was a bodybuilder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and wanted to become a police officer. However, early on Sunday, he opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in an attack that left 50

Omar Mateen: Orlando nightclub shooter worked for security company that operates in Alabama

AL.com – ‎Jun 13, 2016‎
G4S’s largest recent Alabama contract was awarded in 2014, when the company received $2.6 million from the Department of Homeland Security to provide services at the Center for Domestic Preparedness, the Anniston-based facility that trains first …

Buffalo hired security firm that employed Orlando shooter to guard City Hall

Buffalo News – ‎Jun 14, 2016‎
The firm has confirmed Mateen had worked for the company since 2007, and was most recently assigned as an armed security guard at a gated retirement community in South Florida. Mateen passed two G4S security checks, one when he was hired in 2007 …

Orlando shooter was armed guard for security firm G4S, was interviewed by FBI for declaring support for militants

The Straits Times – ‎Jun 12, 2016‎
Mateen was assigned to guard the PGA Village golf club in Port St. Lucie, Florida, according to local newspaper TC Palm. Mr Daniel Kime, a security guard employed along with Mateen by the security firm G4S in the Fort Pierce area, said he met Mateen …

Orlando shooter’s employer G4S found nothing of concern

USA TODAY – ‎Jun 13, 2016‎
… more than 3,000 British military personnel were drafted in after G4S failed to provide enough security personnel for the London 2012 Olympics. In January, a BBC investigation claimed G4S guards allegedly assaulted teenagers at a detention center in

Orlando Shooter Wasn’t the First Murderer Employed By Global Mercenary Firm

The Intercept – ‎Jun 14, 2016‎
The man who shot over 100 people and killed 49 in an Orlando nightclub Saturday worked at a retirement home as a security guard for G4S – a giant, often controversial global contracting corporation that provides mercenary forces, prison guards and

As young man, gunman worked ordinary jobs and got married

Newsday – ‎Jun 13, 2016‎
But eventually he found some form of stability with a job as a security guard in South Florida, where he was still working when he stormed a gay nightclub early Sunday in Orlando, resulting in the deaths of 49 people and the wounding of 53 more. He

Security Firm Moved Mateen After Al Qaeda Boast, But Didn’t Fire Him

NBCNews.com – ‎Jun 15, 2016‎
NBC News has learned that the security firm that employed Orlando shooter Omar Mateen concluded that allegations about his inflammatory comments while an armed guard in 2013 were serious enough to transfer him to an unarmed position and to conduct …

Orlando killer’s security firm guards U.S. nuclear sites

Fusion – ‎Jun 14, 2016‎
G4S is a mammoth among security agencies. With more than 600,000 workers, it’s one of the world’s largest private employers. By the company’s own estimate, it runs security for 90 percent of the United States’ nuclear power plants. It also employed

G4S says Canada guards unarmed after Orlando gunman revealed as ex-employee

Toronto Star – ‎Jun 13, 2016‎
Shares in the security company G4S fell after it was revealed Omar Mateen had worked for the firm. The Canadian arm of the company says its Canadian guards are not armed while working – a move made following the 2012 killing of three people by a G4S …

Security company that employed Orlando shooter has troubled history

RT – ‎Jun 14, 2016‎
British security firm G4S said that Omar Mateen – the man suspected of killing 49 people and wounding 53 in a mass shooting at a gay Orlando nightclub, the worst mass shooting in US history – had worked as a security guard for the company. Read more.

Terrorist gunman worked in county courthouses

TCPalm – ‎Jun 13, 2016‎
FORT PIERCE — Mass murderer Omar Mateen worked as a security guard for London-based G4S at the main St. Lucie County courthouse for less than a year during 2013, a county official said Monday. But the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office doesn’t have …

Orlando Terrorist Worked For Firm with DHS Contracts

Breitbart News – ‎Jun 12, 2016‎
Mateen is still licensed as a weapons eligible security guard through the Jupiter, Fla headquartered US subsidiary of G4S plc, a multinational British corporation that is the largest security provider in the world, according to the Palm Beach Post.

G4S did not psychologically re-evaluate Omar Mateen after FBI questioning

The Guardian – ‎Jun 14, 2016‎
The security company that employed Orlando gunman Omar Mateen, G4S, only psychologically evaluated him once, at the start of his nine-year employment with the company and not again after the company was made aware he had been interviewed by the …

Orlando killer Omar Mateen’s ex-wife describes how ‘ISIS sympathiser’ mass killer husband beat her for not doing

Mirror.co.uk – ‎Jun 12, 2016‎
The ex-wife of the shooter who killed 50 people at a Florida gay club has described how he repeatedly beat her during their marriage. The woman – who wishes to remain anonymous – wed 29-year-old security guard Omar Mateen in Port St Lucie seven years …

Orlando nightclub shooter worked at one of the world’s largest security firms

Washington Post – ‎Jun 12, 2016‎
G4S also held a contract reportedly worth $355 million to provide security for the 2012 London Olympics. But less than a month before the opening ceremony, it said was not able to provide the number of guards required. At the time, chief executive Nick …

Omar Mateen lasted just seven months as state prison guard

MyPalmBeachPost – ‎Jun 13, 2016‎
Before he was a security guard, before he secured a state license to carry guns to work, Omar Mateen bounced through a series of retail jobs: A Palm Bay Publix in 2002, when he was still in high school; a now-defunct Circuit City the following year

Omar Mateen: Portrait of America’s deadliest mass shooter

Miami Herald – ‎Jun 12, 2016‎
Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard from Fort Pierce, had been on the FBI’s radar since at least 2013, when acquaintances — at least one of them a former law enforcement officer — warned authorities that he was prone to violence, made

Omar Mateen was previously on terror watch list

WLS-TV – ‎Jun 13, 2016‎
Three years ago Omar Mateen was under active investigation by the FBI for pledging his support to terrorist organizations. For ten months in 2013, the FBI questioned his co-workers and questioned him; searched his electronic footprint and even deployed …

Terrorist Omar Mateen worked 9 years for G4S, despite background and complaints about behavior

ABC Action News – ‎Jun 13, 2016‎
Omar Mateen has worked for the past nine years as a security guard for the company G4S, which has millions of dollars in state and local contracts and has been the topic of multiple I-Team investigations. In the past three years, we’ve uncovered that

Before Orlando Shooting, Omar Mateen Worked for Human Rights AbusingSecurity Company G4S

Transnational Institute – ‎Jun 16, 2016‎
Incidentally, G4S is the company that trained Mateen to work as an armed security guard, which licensed him to carry and use weapons. And although his coworkers told supervisors that Mateen “frequently made homophobic and racial comments,” the …

Slipped through the cracks: Orlando killer worked for DHS, State contractor

Fox News – ‎Jun 13, 2016‎
At least one former G4S employee, Daniel Gilroy, says he raised numerous concerns with supervisors about Mateen’s hateful and potentially dangerous behavior. Gilroy told Fox News that he and Mateen had worked as security guards at the same South …
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