Wife of Orlando shooter ‘could soon face charges’
Although Noor Salman has been questioned since the attack early on Sunday, she has not been arrested
The wife of the Orlando shooter, Noor Salman, could be as early as Wednesday in connection with nightclub shooting, according to one law enforcement source.
The wife of Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub, reportedly knew of his plans for the attack and as a result could face charges in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
“It appears she had some knowledge of what was going on,” said U.S. Senator Angus King, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which received a briefing on the attack on Tuesday.
“She definitely is, I guess you would say, a person of interest right now and appears to be cooperating and can provide us with some important information,” King told CNN.
In the meantime, federal prosecutors have convened a grand jury to investigate Salman, Fox News reported citing an FBI source.
Citing a law enforcement source, People Magazine reported earlier that Mateen’s wife told investigators that the couple had recently visited Walt Disney World as a potential target.
“Salman told federal authorities on Sunday that her husband had more recently been ‘scouting Downtown Disney and Pulse for attacks,’” the magazine said. She was with her husband when he recently bought ammunition and a holster, sources familiar with the investigation told ABC News.
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