Noor Salman, the wife of Omar Mateen who carried out the deadly terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., has been arrested in connection with the mass shooting, a law enforcement official said Monday.
Noor Salman, was taken arrested by F.B.I. agents at her home outside of San Francisco. Prosecutors had been weighing charges against her in the aftermath of the attack that killed 49 people and wounded dozens.
Speculation is that Ms. Salman was charged with obstruction.
Noor Salman’s husband, Omar Mateen, was killed in a shootout with police during his unprovoked attack on revelers at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016.
Ms. Salman was interviewed for hours after the attack and it was believed that she was being less than truthful about her husband’s plans to carry out the rampage.
She is expected to make an initial court appearance in federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday.