Prosecutors revealed Wednesday that the man who carried out a deadly mass shooting at an Orlando, Fla., nightclub in 2016 originally planned to strike Disney World.
Prosecutors alleged that the man, Omar Mateen, had intended to open fire at Disney Springs, a shopping and entertainment area, but was deterred from doing so after seeing police officers, NBC News reported.
It was then that he chose instead to go to the nearby Pulse nightclub, where he killed 49 people, prosecutors said.
"The target of that terrorist attack was not the Pulse nightclub," Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Sweeney said, according to NBC News. "The target of the attack was Disney."