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Wife of Orlando nightclub shooter arrested in connection to mass shooting

This Monday, July 11, 2016 photo shows a makeshift memorial outside the Pulse nightclub, a month after the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

PHOENIX — The wife of a man who went on a shooting rampage at an Orlando nightclub in June 2016, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, was arrested Monday in connection to the shooting.

The New York Times reported that Noor Salman was arrested in San Francisco by FBI agents. The publication said a source close to the arrest claimed she was charged with obstruction.

Salman’s husband Omar Mateen carried out the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub, a popular bar for LGBT people in Orlando.

Fifty people, including an Arizona high school graduate, were killed in the shooting and more than 50 others were injured. Mateen was killed by police in a shootout following the attack.

FBI agents repeatedly questioned Salman in the aftermath of the shooting about whether she had advance knowledge of her husband’s plans. She told The New York Times in an interview published in November that she was unaware that Mateen planned to shoot up the nightclub.

Salman is expected to appear in federal court on Tuesday in San Francisco.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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