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(ORLANDO, Fla.) — A break-in was reported overnight at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the Orlando Police Department said Thursday, just one day after the club was released from police custody back to its owner.

The intruder or intruders allegedly pried plywood from a doorway to gain access to the building, according to the police report.

The business does have an alarm system that includes interior cameras, but the system was not activated Wednesday night, the police report states.

One month and one day after the June 12 mass shooting at Pulse that killed 49 people, the property was released Wednesday from the control of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Orlando Police Department back to Pulse’s owner, Barbara Poma.

Poma, said in a statement Thursday, “Since June 12, we have seen the worst and best of human behavior.

“We are disappointed that someone felt compelled to violate the privacy of our beloved Pulse Night Club and the sacred place it has now become. We have faith in the Orlando Police Department and its investigation of this break-in. The club will continue to remain closed to the public as we work to plan the future of Pulse.”

While Pulse was no longer in FDLE and Orlando police custody, officials said Wednesday that the investigation by the FBI and the FDLE is ongoing.

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