Surveillance Footage Capturing Arson Attack On Pulse Memorial Released

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The video from the October 12 incident, which the organization shared Sunday on Facebook, shows a man in a wheelchair setting fire to a banner draped along one side of the memorial.

The onePULSE Foundation has released surveillance footage of a man who set fire to the Pulse Nightclub memorial last month. 

The video from the October 12 incident, which the organization shared Sunday on Facebook, shows a man in a wheelchair setting fire to a banner draped along one side of the memorial. After lighting the blaze, the man then takes off in the opposite direction from which he entered the memorial site. The individual keeps his face away from the camera throughout his duration in the footage. 

According to the post, the memorial’s Three Angel banners were destroyed, as well as other paraphernalia displayed in the impacted area. No injuries were reported. 

The memorial commemorates the victims of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub massacre, when Omar Mateen opened fire in the popular Orlando gay club, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others. It was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history until the following year, when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing 60 people

Congress voted to make the Pulse nightclub a national monument in early June, with President Biden signing the legislation into law a few days later. The site was officially designated a memorial by the end of the month.

The onePULSE Foundation is asking anyone with information regarding the arson attack to contact the Orlando Police Department.  


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