ORLANDO, Fla. (ABCNews/WRIC) — Noor Mateen, the 30-year-old wife of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, is being considered for possible criminal charges, officials say.
A law enforcement official told ABC News that she may have known something about the assault in advance but claims she tried to talk him out of it.
Noor Mateen was with her husband when he recently bought ammunition and a holster, sources familiar with the investigation told ABC News.
Authorities said that she was not initially forthcoming with investigators but began to open up and cooperate after pressure from investigators. Omar Mateen and Noor Mateen were married for about 3 1/2 years, his father, Seddique Mateen, told ABC News. He said he had no idea whether she was involved in the attack.
No final decision has been made about whether to charge Noor Mateen, according to the sources.
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