Federal officials said Monday that Omar Mateen, the shooter who killed 49 people early Sunday morning in Orlando, visted Saudi Arabia in both 2011 and 2012. A spokesman for Saudi Arabia's Ministry of the Interior reportedly said Mateen made the trip in order to perform a pilgrimage to Mecca. U.S. officials confirmed to The Daily Beast that Mateen made the visits, including a ten-day trip in 2011. The FBI had flagged and interviewed Mateen in 2013 after his coworkers reported him for making "inflammatory" comments about radical Islamic propaganda.
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