Orlando Mass Shooter’s Wife Arrested
FBI spokesman Prentice Danner has revealed that the wife of an Isis pledged Orlando shooter, Noor Zahi Salman has been arrested by the FBI.
As desperate calls filled the lines of dispatch on the night of June 12, 2016, a mass shooter filled the walls of Pulse nightclub with deafening shots. Killing 49 and wounding 53, 29 year old Omar Mateen generated the most perilous mass shooting in American history.
After 3 hours of negotiating, police were finally able to penetrate through a wall with explosives where Mateen was ultimately killed in a brief standoff.
During the Police investigation Noor Zahi Salman, Mateen’s wife, was brought in for questioning. During the 30 minutes of interrogation, Salmon said she believed her husband was mentally ill, but gave conflicting accounts of what Mateen’s intentions were hours prior to the attack.
Salman also revealed that weeks before the shooting, Mateen had spent thousands of dollars on the weapons used in the attack as well as other various items. Salmon stated that her husband had said he wanted to carry out a jihadist attack, but said she didn’t know of Mateen’s exact intentions.
Police didn’t think of Salmon as acting as a co-conspirator at the time, but did consider charging her for failing to report what she did know.
Salman was finally arrested early Monday morning on federal charges of obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting Mateen’s material support of the terrorist group Isis.
“I am glad to see that Omar Mateen’s wife has been charged with aiding her husband in the commission of the brutal attack on the Pulse nightclub.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.” Orlando police Chief John Mina statement