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Orlando Nightclub Massacre

Coverage of the Orlando nightclub massacre, June 12, 2016

Orlando Gunman's Wife Could Face Charges: Sources

Omar Mateen's wife told officials she tried to talk him out of attacking the club

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    Orlando gunman Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Salman, has told the FBI that she drove Mateen to the Pulse nightclub on a prior occasion and that she tried to talk him out of conducting any kind of attack. Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst reports. (Published Tuesday, June 14, 2016)

    Orlando gunman Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Salman, has told the FBI that she drove Mateen to the Pulse nightclub on a prior occasion but that she tried to talk him out of the attack, officials told NBC News.

    Several officials familiar with what she has told the FBI said she was with him when he bought ammunition and a holster. She also once drove him to the nightclub because he wanted to see it in advance, the officials said. 

    Mateen shot and killed 49 people at the club and injured another 53.

    Law enforcement officials said authorities are considering filing criminal charges against Salman for failing to tell them what she knew before the attack, but no decision has been made.

    Orlando Gunman's Wife Could Face Charges, Sources Say

    [NATL-NY] Orlando Gunman's Wife Could Face Charges, Sources Say
    Orlando gunman Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Salman, has told the FBI that she drove Mateen to the Pulse nightclub on a prior occasion and that she tried to talk him out of conducting any kind of attack, officials told NBC News. (Published Tuesday, June 14, 2016)

    Several officials said she is cooperating with the investigation.