The widow of Omar Mateen, the shooter in the Orlando nightclub massacre, was arrested Monday morning in San Francisco.
Noor Salman is facing charges of aiding and abetting, and obstruction of justice in the case of the worst mass shooting in American history.
After her husband was killed by the SWAT team when he slaughtered 49 people inside a popular gay nightclub, Noor moved to California.
Salman revealed to the FBI that her husband had become radicalized in the year prior to the attack, as Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria(ISIS). Salman’s phone records revealed a text-message conversation during the shooting between the couple, as they exchanged “I love you” messages.
Law enforcement officials have alleged Salman had a role in the attack, as she had purchased ammunition with her husband, and drove with him as he cased the Pulse nightclub.
Salman was administered a polygraph test and interviewed numerous times by the FBI. She told investigators that she had attempted to stop her husband’s attack, but officials point out that she never contacted authorities to try to prevent it.
She is expected to have her first court appearance Tuesday.
A hearing is scheduled for February on behalf of Salman’s petition she had filed last month to get her son’s name changed. The 4-year-old is partly named for his father.
The Orlando Chief of Police released this statement:
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) January 16, 2017
H/T: CBS News
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