FBI Arrests Wife of Orlando Nightclub Attacker

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The wife of Omar Mateen, the gunman who killed 49 people in an attack at an Orlando nightclub in June, is due in court today after her arrest by FBI near San Francisco, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The charges include obstruction of justice and providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. The FBI has been looking into whether Noor Zahi Salman was involved in the rampage at the Pulse nightclub. Mateen died in a shootout with police during the massacre.

Salman told the FBI that she had driven her husband to the Pulse at some point before the night of the attack and had been with him when he bought ammunition two days earlier. Salman lived near San Francisco with her mother and sister before marrying Mateen in 2013. Orlando Police Chief John Mina said, “Federal authorities have been working tirelessly on this case for more than seven months, and we are grateful that they have seen to it that some measure of justice will be served in this act of terror that has affected our community so deeply,” the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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