The wife of shooter Omar Mateen in the Orlando nightclub massacre has been arrested in San Francisco. Noor Salman is facing charges of aiding and abetting, as well as obstruction of justice in the case of the worst mass shooting in American history. Noor Salman told authorities that she went with her husband, Omar Mateen to Pulse nightclub on at least one prior occasion. A second source said that Mateen was in the general area of Pulse for several hours before he went into the club and launched his attack early Sunday morning.
News 3 reports:
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Noor Salman, wife of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, has been arrested.
CBS News reports Salman faces charges of aiding and abetting, as well as obstruction of justice in the case of the worst mass shooting in American history.
Investigators have long suspected she had some role in the attack, and it was reported she went ammo shopping with Mateen sometime before the shooting.
Salman, however, has told FBI investigators she tried to stop her husband from committing the attack.
The FBI is characterizing the shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub, as both a terrorist attack and a hate crime.