Orlando terrorist’s wife KNEW about his plot
Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen’s wife knew he was planning a mass shooting, went on location scouting trips, accompanied her husband to buy ammunition and never warned authorities, new reports claim.
The only thing Noor Zahi Salman did to prevent the worst gun massacre in US history was try to talk her husband out of it, FBI sources told NBC and ABC.
Salman, 30, admitted she was with Mateen, 29, when he bought his ammunition and holster.
And she drove him to Pulse nightclub and other target scenes – including Walt Disney World – ‘because he wanted to scope them out’.
In fact, they visited Disney World more than once to survey the area before Mateen opted for Pulse, law enforcement sources told CBS.
However, Salman never made any attempts to contact authorities about the impending terror attack.
According to the NBC report, authorities are ‘considering’ charges against Salman for not reporting her husband’s massacre plan. The FBI said she is cooperating fully with the investigation.
Salman was seen for the first time after the massacre on Monday evening as she arrived at her apartment in Fort Pierce with police.
Officers escorted her from a car to the front door. WSVN footage showed her pulling the hood of a grey sweater over her eyes to hide her face.
After collecting belongings from the home she shared with Mateen and their three-year-old son she got back in the officers’ car.
Salman had been married to Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, 29, for at least three years and shared an apartment in Fort Pierce, Florida, with the killer and their three-year-old son.
She was listed as Mateen’s partner on a St. Lucie County mortgage document from September 2013.
A second-generation American, Salman was born into a well-to-do Palestinian family who emigrated to California from Ramallah in the 1970s.
Salman, the eldest of four daughters, grew up in the small town of Rodeo, 40 minutes north of San Francisco, and attended a business college in nearby Concord.
Her mother Zahi remains inside the family home, which was left to her by her husband Ekbal, 56, following his death last year.
Neighbors described a peaceful family who are quietly religious and have never caused trouble on the tranquil street on which they live.
Salman, whose thoughts on the Gaza conflict are unknown, has deleted her own social media pages.