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FBI arrests woman of Orlando nightclub killer Omar Mateen

 

The FBI on Monday arrested the wife of the shooter in the Wrist Nightclub massacre, the costs related to the shooting, investigators confirmed to Fox News.

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The June 2016 shoot, seen as the deadliest in modern U.S. history, killed 49 people and wounded dozens more. The police shot and killed gunman Omar Mateen, after a three hour standoff, in which he promised allegiance to the Islamic State terror group.

The accusations against his wife, Noor Salman, included aiding and abetting his attempts to aid ISIS, as well as obstruction of justice.

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FBI agents from the bureau’s San Francisco field office picked up Salman outside her home in Rodeo, Calif., law enforcement sources said.

Salman is set to make her first appearance in federal court Tuesday in San Francisco. She was moved to Contra Costa County after the shooting.

The charges were filed in the Middle District of Florida, the jurisdiction in which the nightclub massacre took place. After her first appearance, the plan is to fly Salman back to the Middle District of Florida, where she will continue through the judicial process.

The New York Times first reported Monday the arrest.

Salman claimed in November last year, she had no idea about what her husband was planning, according to a Times interview. “I was not aware of everything.”

They also said Mateen increasingly violent as their marriage got rockier, even punching her in a fit of rage while she was pregnant, during a trip to the baby to buy clothes.

She now has a 4-year-old son, who is partly named after his father — and filed a petition to change the boy the name of the last month.

The Justice Dept. released copies of Mateen the 911 calls after the shooting. In a conversation, ” he said. “Praise be to God, and prayers and peace be upon the prophet of God [in Arabic]. I will let you know, I’m in Orlando and I have the pictures.”

Fox News’ Matt Dean, Jennifer Griffin and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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