FBI Boston
Kristen Setera
(857) 386-2905
June 13, 2016

Statement from Special Agent in Charge Harold H. Shaw Regarding Omar Mir Seddique Mateen’s Reference to the Tsarnaev Brothers

During one of the 911 calls between the operator and Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, Mateen made a reference to the Tsarnaev brothers by calling them his “homeboys.” At this point in time, all evidence collected to date shows no connection between Mateen and the Tsarnaev brothers.

FBI Boston is postured to assist FBI Tampa in the ongoing investigation, if requested. As is standard practice in Boston, we are sharing real-time information and intelligence with our federal, state, local and community partners. Currently, we have no specific, credible threats to our area as a result of the Orlando attack. As always, the FBI Boston Division will work with our law enforcement partners to gather, share and act upon threat information as it comes to our attention. We urge the public to report any and all suspicious activity to law enforcement.