Noor Salman and Omar Mateen with their young son in undated photo WKMG-TV/ Photo via CBS News

Wife of Orlando massacre shooter arrested by FBI

(CBS) — The wife of shooter Omar Mateen in the Orlando nightclub massacre has been arrested in San Francisco, sources tell CBS News.

Noor Salman is facing charges of aiding and abetting, as well as obstruction of justice in the case of the worst mass shooting in American history.

Investigators have long suspected she had some role in the attack, and it was reported she went ammo shopping with Mateen sometime before the shooting.

Salman, however, has told FBI investigators she tried to stop her husband from committing the attack.

The FBI is characterizing the shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub, as both a terrorist attack and a hate crime.

Author: CBS News
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