From Jennifer Smith at Daily Mail:
BREAKING NEWS: Wife of Pulse nightclub killer is arrested by the FBI for obstruction of justice seven months after attack
- Noor Salman was arrested at home in San Francisco, California, on Monday
- The 30-year-old mother is reportedly accused of obstruction of justice
- Omar Mateen killed 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12
- The 29-year-old was eventually shot dead by police after a four hour rampage
- FBI agents suspected Salman of going with her husband to scout out the club months before the attack
- She said they were only in Orlando to take their three-year-old son to Disneyland
The wife of the Pulse nightclub gunman has been arrested by the FBI for obstruction of justice.
Noor Salman, 30, was arrested by FBI agents in San Francisco, California, on Monday, according to an official who spoke anonymously.
Her husband Omar Mateen was shot dead by police after massacring 49 people in the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12.
Authorities are yet to make public the details surrounding Salman's arrest but she was earlier suspected of going with her husband to scout out the nightclub months before the attack.
Agents also questioned her over her presence when Mateen was buying ammunition and a holster at a Walmart.
Noor Salman (left) was arrested on Monday morning on suspicion of obstruction of justice. Her husband Omar Mateen (right) killed 50 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando last year. The pair are seen above with their young son
She said the pair had visited Orlando, a two hour drive from their Fort Pierce home, to take their young son to Disneyland.
The gun was not unusual, she said, because of her husband's job as a security guard.
The pair exchanged text messages during Mateen's four-hour rampage on June 12.
Salman sent a message to her husband after 2am after being woken by a phone call from his mother asking where he was.
'Do you see what is happening?' he responded. She text back 'no' to which he replied 'I love you, babe.'
In her only interview since the atrocity, she told The New York Times: 'I was unaware of everything.
I don’t condone what he has done. I am very sorry for what has happened. He has hurt a lot of people.'
While she knew her husband watched jihadist videos, Salman said she never suspected him of violence because he had been cleared by the FBI.
The 29-year-old was questioned in 2013 after boasting about having ties to Al Qaeda. and Hezbollah.
He told co-workers he wanted to die a martyr and was questioned three times by agents but was never arrested.
On June 2, as he was committing mass murder at the gay nightclub, Salman was at home with their son.
She said he had only told her he was going to see a 'friend' when he left for Orlando. He had earlier given her cash for her planned visit to California to see her mother.
Salman grew up in southern California but moved to Fort Pierce, Florida, with Mateen after their wedding. The pair met online using an Arab dating website.
She described him as a violent man who used to beat her when he was angry.
She returned to California after the attack last June and has moved three times since.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch confirmed her arrest on Monday, saying: 'We said from the beginning we were going to look at every aspect of this case, every aspect of this shooters life — to determine not just why did he take these actions, but who else knew about them, was anyone else involved, is there any other accountability that needs to be had here in this case.