The FBI has arrested Noor Salman, the woman who was married to Omar Mateen, the man shot dead by police after he killed 49 people inside the popular gay nightclub Pulse back in June of 2016.
Salman was taken into custody by F.B.I. agents at her home, which she shared with her son, outside of San Francisco, CA. A Justice Department spokesman said Salman would make her initial federal court appearance on Tuesday morning in Oakland, CA.
“I can confirm the arrest did occur,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on MSNBC. “This is a matter that we continue to take very seriously. We said from the beginning we were going to look at every aspect of this case, every aspect of this shooters life — to determine not just why did he take these actions, but who else knew about them, was anyone else involved, is there any other accountability that needs to be had here in this case.”