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Orlando shooter had appeared in award-winning film years before shooting massacre

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ORLANDO shooter Omar Mateen was interviewed for an award-winning documentary on the notorious BP oil spill in the latest bizarre twist to the investigation into the massacre.

Omar Marteen, who slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was caught on camera during filming for a expose on the BP oil spill.

The footage from 2010 shows the nightclub gunman attacking his bosses and the clean-up operation of the Gulf Coast.

He also bashes his colleagues during an unprompted angry rant filmed by hidden cameras.

Omar Mateen was interviewed in an award-winning documentary

The woman behind the footage, Rebecca Tickell, had been trying to investigate the relief effort following the catastrophic spill.

The documentary, The Big Fix, won a coveted spot at Cannes Film Festival in 2012.

In the video, Ms Tickell pretends she is an oblivious citizen and asks Mateen, who is working as a night guard, about the relief efforts.

He responds: “No one gives a s***, no one gives a s*** here.”Like, everybody’s just out to get paid. They’re, like, hoping for more oil to come out and more people to complain so they’ll have job.

“Because once people get laid off here, it’s gonna suck for them. They want more disaster to happen.

“That’s where they’re money-making is. All about the money. Exactly.”

He had worked as security guard for G4S when he was interviewed

Mateen was working as security guard for G4S when he was interviewed – a job he held up until his death on Sunday.

G4S spokeswoman Sarah Booth said the night guard was stationed in Pensacola, Florida, for several months in 2010 to assist with the oil spill cleanup.

Mateen was investigated by the FBI during his time with G4S after he was reported for making “inflammatory” comments.

In 2013, he was later removed from his job as a security guard at a local courthouse in Fort Pierce, Florida, after he “boasted of ties” to terrorist groups, according to The New York Times.

Six years on from the documentary interview, Mateen orchestrated the deadliest mass shooting in US history, leaving 49 innocent people dead and 53 wounded at the Pulse nightclub.An American of Afghan descent, Mateen is believed to have been radicalized online.

Meanwhile, an FBI source said Mateen’s ex-wife, Noor, told federal investigators she tried to stop her husband from committing the attack.


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