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FBI issues bulletins to other gay clubs in Orlando area

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ORLANDO — The FBI has given intelligence bulletins to gay clubs in the Orlando area to give them a heightened sense of awareness, FBI Special Agent Ron Hopper said Wednesday.

But there is no credible or specific threat of an imminent attack against Orlando or the United States, he said.

The special agent also said there is no evidence to suggest Orlando gunman Omar Mateen planned to target any club other than Pulse.

Hopper said he had no knowledge of Mateen patronizing any gay nightclubs other than Pulse

Meanwhile, a federal prosecutor says he won’t speculate on whether any charges may be brought in the investigation into the nightclub shooting in Orlando.

U.S. Attorney Lee Bentley said during a news conference Wednesday that it would be premature to speculate about any charges. He also asked people to not make threats against members of the Muslim community, saying in most cases that the threats are illegal. He did not talk about any specific threats.

The FBI urged people who have had any contact or know anything about shooter Omar Mateen to please contact them. FBI agent Ron Hopper said no piece of information is too small.

An official who was briefed on the case but insisted on anonymity to discuss a continuing investigation said authorities believe that 30-year-old U.S.-born Noor Salman knew ahead of time about Sunday’s attack, but they are reluctant to charge her on that basis alone.

Monitor FOX6 News and for updates on this developing story.

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