Mateen didn’t make any demands, Mina said.“He wasn’t really asking for a whole lot,” he said.
“We were doing most of the asking.”Mina said he made the decision to conduct the assault, and at around 5 a.m., a SWAT team detonated explosives at a wall.
He told police that he was acting in allegiance to ISIS.
Several regulars at Pulse have come forward saying that they had seen Mateen at the club before and that he had regularly used the gay dating apps Grindr and Jack'd.
The massacre began with a gunfight outside the club between Mateen and an extra-duty officer in full uniform, Mina said.