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FBI reportedly arrests wife of Orlando nightclub killer Omar Mateen

 

The FBI on Monday arrested the wife of the man that the massacre in Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub, and charged her in connection with the shooting, the New York Times and other media reported.

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 stand-off.

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His wife, Noor Salman, was charged with obstruction in the case, the Times reported, adding that the agents arrested her in her home outside San Francisco. She was moved to Contra Costa County after the shooting.

Mateen promised allegiance to the Islamic State terror group in phone conversations with emergency teams during the conflict.

Salman reportedly had a federal court date is set for Tuesday.

She 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 Associated Press contributed to this report.

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