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Published: Tue, January 17, 2017
Health | By Constance Griffith

Wife Of Pulse Gunman Arrested In California


At least 49 people were killed and 53 were injured in the shooting at the Pulse gay club in Orlando over the weekend.

Salman is expected to appear in Federal Court in San Francisco on Tuesday. Her husband was killed during last year's massacre in a shootout with police.

Salman will get arraigned tomorrow at a federal court in San Francisco.

Salman remained silent until November, when she told the New York Times that she did not know her husband was planning an attack. She will face the charges in Florida, according to a tweet by the Tampa U.S. Attorney's Office. A source said Salman was charged with obstruction.

Salman's husband, Omar Mateen, sprayed bullets into a crowd of almost 350 in a popular LGBT nightclub in the Florida city on June 12, 2016. I am very sorry for what has happened.

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It was unclear when Mateen married Noor Salman, his second wife.

A month earlier, in her only interview since the massacre, she told the Times she was "unaware" her husband had been plotting mass murder.

Prosecutors have been trying to determine ever since how much Salman knew of her husband's plans, and whether she aided and abetted them. Salman said that during her pregnancy Mateen had even punched her during a trip to buy clothes for the baby.

Authorities immediately began investigating whether the assault was an act of terrorism and probing the background of Mateen, a 29-year-old American citizen from Fort Pierce, Florida, who had worked as a security guard. They were married in Hercules, in Contra Costa County, Calif., on September 29, 2011.

Salman filed a petition in California in December to change the name of her son, who is partially named after his father.

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