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“We didn’t really talk to him a lot, but I remember him saying things about his dad at times…He told us he had a wife and child.” Both Callen and Smith, who are married, tell the Canadian Press they stopped speaking to Mateen after he threatened them with a knife, apparently after someone made a joke about religion.Rather, Miguel claimed Mateen was acting on revenge after being with a Puerto Rican man whom he later learned was HIV positive."He hate gay Puerto Ricans for all the stuff he did to him," Miguel said.

In an interview with Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas, the man -- who was called "Miguel" to protect his identity -- said he first met Mateen on the gay dating app Grindr.Five people who have been to the Pulse nightclub, where a gunman killed 49 people, have told the Sentinel that they had seen Omar Mateen there before, and that they interacted with him on gay dating apps.In an interview with the Sentinel, Kevin West of Orlando said he chatted with Mateen over several years on apps.He said he turned photos and information over to authorities."It wasn't about hookups.People hold candles during an evening memorial service for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shootings, at the Dr.