Orlando Probe Intensifies as Feds Eye Gunman’s Wife, Possible Ties to International Terror
June 15, 2016
Federal authorities in Orlando and around the nation are scrambling to connect dots in the wake of Sunday’s massacre by an Islamist terrorist, with potential charges looming for the gunman’s wife as early as Wednesday and agents tracing possible ties to radical Muslims in the U.S. and abroad.
The all-hands-on-deck probe is aimed at determining whether Omar Mateen acted alone when he gunned down 49 patrons in a gay nightclub or others knew of his deadly plans and possibly aided him. A federal law enforcement source told FoxNews.com Tuesday that prosecutors have convened a grand jury to investigate Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, who could be charged as an accessory.
FBI agents have interviewed Omar Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, in the days since Sunday’s massacre that also wounded 53 more. She is reportedly cooperating, but formal charges could help ensure she told the feds all she knows.