Wife of Pulse Orlando Mass Shooter Arrested

Noor Salman reportedly charged with aiding and abetting, obstruction
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2017 11:47 AM CST
Wife of Pulse Orlando Mass Shooter Arrested
This undated image shows Omar Mateen, who authorities say killed dozens of people inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The gunman opened fire inside the crowded gay nightclub before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said.   (MySpace via AP)

The wife of the shooter who killed 49 people in the June attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub has been taken into custody. Noor Salman, who was interviewed for hours after the attack, was arrested at her San Francisco-area home by FBI agents and is expected in federal court Tuesday, the New York Times reports. Per CBS News, Salman faces charges of aiding and abetting and obstruction of justice.

Investigators reportedly believe she's not telling the truth about what she knew of husband Omar Mateen's plans. Police have said she was with Mateen when he cased Pulse as well as when he purchased ammunition. Mateen, who was killed in a shootout with police at Pulse, was texting with Salman during the shooting, including one reading, "I love you, babe," per NBC News. She moved to California after the attack. Mateen and Salman have a 4-year-old son. (More Pulse Orlando shooting stories.)

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