NBC NEWS: Orlando Gunman’s Wife Tried to Talk Him Out of Attack

News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Noor Mateen and her husband Pulse gunman, Omar Mateen, from a Facebook profile photo
Noor Mateen and her husband Pulse gunman, Omar Mateen, from a Facebook profile photo

ORLANDO, Florida – The Orlando gunman’s wife has told federal agents she tried to talk her husband out of carrying out an attack, NBC News has learned.

Omar Mateen’s current wife, Noor, told the FBI she was with him when he bought ammunition and a holster, several officials familiar with the case said. She told the FBI that she once drove him to the gay nightclub, Pulse, because he wanted to scope it out.

Mateen opened fire at Pulse early Sunday, leaving 49 dead and 53 injured.

Authorities are considering filing criminal charges against Noor for failing to tell them what she knew before the brutal attack, law enforcement officials say, but no decision has been made.

She is cooperating with investigators, several officials say.

Popular

Latest News

More News