ORLANDO (WHDH) - The chilling call from the man who shot and killed 49 people in an Orlando nightclub has been released.
In the call, Omar Mateen first talks with an emergency dispatcher and then with a police crisis negotiator.
He then referenced one of the Boston Marathon bombers.
“My homeboy Tamerlan Tsarnaev did his thing on the Boston Marathon. So now it’s my turn,” he said.
The call first came in around 2:30 a.m.; the rampage underway at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando on June 12.
“Can you tell me where you are right now so I can get you some help?’ asked the negotiator.
“No. Because you have to tell America to stop bombing Syria and Iraq. They’re killing a lot of innocent people.”
When Mateen was asked for his name he said, “Islamic Solider,” and told police he had been fasting and praying all day.
He falsely claimed there were cars outside rigged with bombs.
The shooter was kept on the line for about an hour, but the line went dead several times during the conversation.
SWAT teams came in around 5:30 a.m., killing Mateen.
Fifty-three were wounded and 49 died.
A judge will decided whether to release 200 other calls made during the carnage.
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