Arsonist sets fire to Pulse nightclub shooter's mosque

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BY: Emily Drooby

An arsonist set fire to the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce, the mosque Pulse nightclub shooter, Omar Mateen, attended.

According to St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, video captured at the scene "shows an individual approached the east side of the building just moments before a flash is seen and the fire starts."

The Sheriff's Office is now investigating this as an arson.

Emergency responders received a call around 12:30am Monday morning. St. Lucie County Fire District responded and were able to put the fire out.

The fire broke out the day after 9/11 and during a Muslim holiday. Law enforcement said they haven't had to respond to a fire call at this location before. Back in June Mosque leaders told local news they had been receiving threats.

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A woman mourns as she sits on the ground and takes part in a vigil for the Pulse night club victims following last week's shooting in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 
A man cries while his friends comfort him as they take part in a vigil for the Pulse night club victims following last week's shooting in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 
People take part in a vigil for the Pulse night club victims following last week's shooting in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A man holds a rainbow U.S. flag during a vigil for the Pulse night club victims following last weeks shooting in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 19: People attend a memorial service on June 19, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Thousands of people are expected at the evening event which will feature entertainers, speakers and a candle vigil at sunset. In what is being called the worst mass shooting in American history, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen killed 49 people at the popular gay nightclub early last Sunday. Fifty-three people were wounded in the attack which authorities and community leaders are still trying to come to terms with. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 19: People attend a memorial service on June 19, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Thousands of people are expected at the evening event which will feature entertainers, speakers and a candle vigil at sunset. In what is being called the worst mass shooting in American history, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen killed 49 people at the popular gay nightclub early last Sunday. Fifty-three people were wounded in the attack which authorities and community leaders are still trying to come to terms with. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 19: People wait for the start of a memorial service on June 19, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Thousands of people are expected at the evening event which will feature entertainers, speakers and a candle vigil at sunset. In what is being called the worst mass shooting in American history, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen killed 49 people at the popular gay nightclub early last Sunday. Fifty-three people were wounded in the attack which authorities and community leaders are still trying to come to terms with. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Supporters of the victims of the recent mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub line the shore of Lake Eola Park during a vigil, Sunday, June 19, 2016, Orlando, Fla. Tens of thousands of people attended the vigil. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Supporters of the victims of the recent mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub hold candles while attending a vigil at Lake Eola Park, Sunday, June 19, 2016, Orlando, Fla. Tens of thousands of people attended the vigil. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Supporters of the victims of the recent mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub attend a vigil at Lake Eola Park, Sunday, June 19, 2016, Orlando, Fla. Tens of thousands of people attended the vigil. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Supporters of the victims of the recent mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub attend a vigil at Lake Eola Park, Sunday, June 19, 2016, Orlando, Fla. Tens of thousands of people attended the vigil. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Supporters of the victims of the recent mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub hold candles while attending a vigil at Lake Eola Park, Sunday, June 19, 2016, Orlando, Fla. Tens of thousands of people attended the vigil. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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