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12A II THURSDAY,06.16.16II WWW.BUCYRUSTELEGRAPHFORUM.COM much Mateen’s Palestinian- American wife may have known about the plot. An official who was briefed on the case but insisted on anon anon ymity said authorities believe 3 0-year-old U.S.-born Noor Salm Salm an knew about the attack a head of time. Investigators h ave spoken extensively with her and are working to establish whether she recently accompanied accompanied Mateen to the gay dance club, said a second official who was not authorized to discuss the case publicly. At a news conference Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Lee Bentley repeatedly declined to s ay whether charges might be b rought against the wife or anyone anyone else. He said authorities are t alking to hundreds of people and investigating everyone associated associated with Mateen, including family, friends and business associates. associates. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said Mateen drove around the Orlando area Saturday evening, g oing from one place to another, b efore he opened fire at the gay n ightspot about 2a.m. Sunday. T he attack ended with the 29- y ear-old American-born Muslim Muslim being killed by a SWAT team. Orlando is nearly a two-hour drive from Mateen’s home in Fort Pierce, Florida. In other developments: » Florida documents obtained obtained by The Associated Press under open-records laws show t hat Mateen passed a psycho- l ogical evaluation in 2007 as part of his application to be a sec sec urity guard. The records say he took a written psychological test or was evaluated by a psychologist psychologist or psychiatrist. » Orlando TV producer Matt Gentili of CFN 13 said Mateen called during his standoff to say he was doing it for the Islamic S tate. The station’s managing e ditor traced the call back to a n umber associated with Mat Mat een, according to NY 1News, C FN 13’s sister operation in New York. » A newly unearthed clip from a film documentary about the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico shows Mateen — then working security for the cleanup cleanup — talking cynically about people making money off disasters. disasters. T he excerpt from 2012’s “ The Big Fix” shows Mateen telling a woman that everyone i s “hoping for more oil to come out and more people to complain complain so they’ll have the jobs.” Security firm G4S confirmed that it’s Mateen, saying he was stationed in Pensacola in 2010 to assist with cleanup. Wednesday night’s visitation w as among the first chances for l oved ones to pay respects to a v ictim. Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40, w as known as Javi and had w orked as a salesman at a Gucci store and as a makeup artist, friends told the Orlando Sentinel. Sentinel. The medical examiner began releasing bodies to families Tuesday. The mayor offered victims’ families the opportunity opportunity to have the 49 victims buried together at a city cemetery. Massacre Continued from Page 1A

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