NBC is reporting that Omar Mateen’s current wife, Noor, had prior knowledge of his attack and admitted to the FBI that she even drove him to the Pulse nightclub on a scouting mission.
@NBCNews: Mateen's current wife told FBI she drove him to pulse nightclub on prior occasion,
tried to talk him out of conducting any attack.
— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) June 14, 2016
JUST IN: Noor Mateen, wife of Orlando shooting suspect Omar Mateen, being considered for possible criminal charges, officials tell @ABC.
— ABC News (@ABC) June 14, 2016
More from NBC News:
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 14, 2016
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.
There has been some chatter of an accomplice and Omar’s wife fits the description, especially with the NBC report that she is cooperating with the FBI:
— WFTV Channel 9 (@WFTV) June 13, 2016
— Karen Anderson (@karenreports) June 14, 2016
Editor’s note: This post has been updated to correct a typos. It’s “Pulse nightclub,” not “Pure.”