Noor Zahi Salman, Wife of Orlando Shooter Arrested

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The wife of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen was arrested by the FBI in San Francisco in connection with the mass shooting that left 49 people dead

Noor Zahi Salman, the wife of gunman Omar Mateen, will face federal charges filed in central Florida after making an initial court appearance in Oakland scheduled for Tuesday morning

The FBI had been examining whether Salman knew of her husband’s plans and questioned her extensively after the shooting. Officials said Salman had accompanied Mateen at least once to the nightclub where he later carried out the massacre and also drove with him to shop at a gun dealership

Mateen was killed in a police shootout after he carried out the June 12 mass shooting at Pulse nightclub that killed 49 people.