Omar Mateen, 29, is a U.S. citizen who declared allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist group in the hours before the largest mass shooting in the nation’s history at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The Federal Bureau of Investigation had investigated Mateen twice before, interviewing him each time before closing the probes, according to an FBI spokesman. Mateen died in a shootout with police.
G4S has seen its stock drop 34 percent over the past year to a market value of 2.9 billion pounds ($4.1 billion). The London-based company has reported losses on a costly contract with the U.K. government to house asylum seekers and in 2012 was criticized for failing to supply enough security for the Olympics in London.
The company employs 611,000 people worldwide, running prisons, providing security at airports and ports, and managing cash transports, according to its website. Its U.S. headquarters are in Jupiter, Florida, about 150 miles southeast of Orlando.
The FBI declined to comment on whether it had communicated with G4S about its investigations.
Born in New York to Afghan parents, Mateen was licensed as a security guard in Florida, according to state records. Mateen was married in 2009 and divorced in 2011, a woman who identified herself as Mateen’s ex-wife told the Washington Post on the condition that her name not be used.