Noor Salman, the wife of the Orlando Night Club Shooter, has been arrested in connection with the terrorist attacks.
ORLANDO, Fla. – The FBI has arrested the wife of the gunman in the Pulse terror attack, Channel 9 learned Monday.
Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group during the standoff at Pulse Nightclub on June 12, where 49 people were killed and dozens more were injured.
FBI agents took Salman into custody at a home in Northern California, authorities said.
Salman is charged with obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting the attempted provision of material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Salman will be transferred from Northern California to the Middle District of Florida, the FBI said.
She is expected to face a judge in Oakland Tuesday morning. Salman was booked into Santa Rita Jail in Almeda County.
Gov. Rick Scott released a statement about Salman’s arrest.
“I want to thank the hard working law enforcement officers from the local, state and federal levels for their continued dedication to help find answers to this horrific terrorist attack that killed 49 innocent people. I hope today’s news provides some comfort to the families who are mourning their loved ones,” said Scott.
Mayor Buddy Dyer also released a statement, saying, “We appreciate the FBI and all law enforcement agencies who worked tirelessly and were dedicated to bringing some justice to this terrible tragedy. Our community continues to heal and we remain focused on taking care of the needs of their victims and their families.”
Orlando Police Chief John Mina tweeted this statement about Salman’s arrest: