Orlando Massacre

Man who claimed to be at Orlando shooting scene has story questioned

FBI lab personnel walk on the roof of the Pulse Nightclub Monday.

FBI lab personnel walk on the roof of the Pulse Nightclub Monday.  (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

A man who claimed he was in an Orlando nightclub when it was attacked by an ISIS-inspired terrorist is having his story questioned after he said his memory of the slaughter had been erased by “anxiety” and a Facebook posting appeared to show he wasn’t at the gay nightclub Pulse.

Clint Lampkin initially spoke at a memorial service, telling those gathered “I was in the bar when it all happened,” WHNT reported.

But when a reporter asked Lampkin about his experiences during the June 12 massacre, Lampkin balked.

“I have really bad anxiety attacks,” he said. “So I just kinda, I don’t know, my mind is just gone.”

Lampkin said he had a friend who died in the attack, but when pressed by WHNT, he said he couldn’t remember the name of the person because they had only known each other for a short time.

A Facebook post on Lampkin’s wall from the morning of June 12, screenshotted by a friend and sent to WHNT, linked to a story on the shooting. Above the link, Lampkin allegedly wrote, “Glad I wasn’t at that one.”

Lampkin told WHNT his Facebook account had been hacked and he didn't make the post.

The gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 50 others, investigators said.