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Wife of Orlando night club terror attack arrested by FBI in California

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Noor Salman, Omar Mateen and their son. Credit: Facebook.
Noor Salman, Omar Mateen and their son. Credit: Facebook.


Noor Salman was arrested outside her home Monday, in connection with the mass shooting carried out in Orlando, by agents from the San Francisco FBI field office according to Fox News. She moved to Contra Costa, California shortly after the terror attack in Orlando.

During the June 2016 attack perpetrated by her husband Omar Mateen, 49 victims were killed and dozens more were wounded. It is considered the deadliest mass shooting in modern history.

FILE - In this June 12, 2016 file photo, law enforcement officials work at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., following the a mass shooting. Audio recordings of 911 calls released Tuesday, Aug. 30, by the Orange County Sheriff's Office show mounting frustration by friends and family members who were texting, calling and video-chatting with trapped patrons of the Pulse nightclub where Omar Mateen opened fire in June. A U.S. law enforcement official says the FBI has arrested the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter. The official says Noor Salman was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in the San Francisco area and is due in court Tuesday in California. She's facing charges in Florida including obstruction of justice. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
FILE – In this June 12, 2016 file photo, law enforcement officials work at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., following the a mass shooting. Audio recordings of 911 calls released Tuesday, Aug. 30, by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office show mounting frustration by friends and family members who were texting, calling and video-chatting with trapped patrons of the Pulse nightclub where Omar Mateen opened fire in June. A U.S. law enforcement official says the FBI has arrested the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter. The official says Noor Salman was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in the San Francisco area and is due in court Tuesday in California. She’s facing charges in Florida including obstruction of justice. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)

Salman is charged with obstruction of justice and more charges are expected against her.

When the shooting took place she claimed that she knew nothing about her husband’s plans, “I was unaware of everything,” she claimed.

According to The New York Times, prosecutors have been weighing charges against her since the terror attack took place. After being questioned for hours in the aftermath of the attack police believed she was not telling the truth about her husband’s plans.

Charges were filed in the Middle District of Florida who has jurisdiction in the case and following her initial appearance in court she will be sent back to the Middle District of Florida to continue her trial.

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