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Orlando Shooter’s Wife Arrested by FBI

Written by Philip Hodges

It was back in June of last year that Omar Mateen shot up a bunch of people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people.

Omar had apparently been under FBI investigation on two separate occasions and was interviewed by them twice. According to the New York Daily Newsthe FBI “introduced him to confidential informants, spied on his communications and followed him.”

Now, it’s being reported by the New York Times that the Orlando shooter’s wife Noor Salman was arrested Monday by the FBI on obstruction charges:

The wife of the man who carried out a deadly terrorist attack in Orlando, Fla., has been arrested in connection with the mass shooting, a law enforcement official said Monday.

The woman, Noor Salman, was taken into custody by F.B.I. agents at her home outside of San Francisco. Prosecutors had been weighing charges against her in the aftermath of the attack that killed 49 people and wounded dozens. A person familiar with details of the arrest said Ms. Salman was charged with obstruction.

Ms. Salman’s husband, Omar Mateen, was killed in a shootout with police during the rampage in a gay club on June 12, 2016. Investigators interviewed Ms. Salman for hours after the attack and came to believe she was not telling the truth about her husband’s plans to carry out the rampage.

She is expected to make an initial appearance on Tuesday in federal court in San Francisco.

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