Officials: Orlando Shooter Mentioned Boston Marathon 

President Barack Obama, right, speaks to members of the media in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 13, 2016, after getting briefed on the investigation of a shooting at a nightclub in Orlando by FBI Director James Comey, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and other officials. With Obama is Vice President Joe Biden, left. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama, right, speaks to members of the media in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 13, 2016, after getting briefed on the investigation of a shooting at a nightclub in Orlando by FBI Director James Comey, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and other officials. With Obama is Vice President Joe Biden, left. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts authorities say a man who opened fire at a gay club in Orlando, killing at least 50 people, mentioned the Boston Marathon bombers in a 911 call he made during the massacre.

Massachusetts State Police said in a statement Sunday afternoon the agency learned of the gunman’s comments during a conference call with federal law enforcement officials.

Police say the shooter, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, referenced the Tsarnaev brothers in the call. Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev perpetrated the April 2013 attack in Boston that killed three and injured more than 260.

State police say Mateen’s name does not appear in any local databases of “potential terrorist suspects.”

They say law enforcement agencies in Massachusetts are working with federal authorities to learn more about Mateen’s comments.

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