The wife of the gunman who carried out a mass shooting an Orlando, Florida, nightclub was arrested by the FBI today in San Francisco, the FBI and her lawyer said.
Gunman Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Salman, was charged with obstruction of justice and with aiding and abetting Mateen's attempted provision and provision of material support to ISIL, the U.S. Attorney’s office said, referring to the terror group also known as ISIS.
Her husband killed 49 people in the Orlando shooting, but of course she knew nothing - nothing - about it.
Orlando Police Chief John Mina was glad to learn Salman was arrested, he said in a statement today.
"Federal authorities have been working tirelessly on this case for more than seven months, and we are grateful that they have seen to it that some measure of justice will be served in this act of terror that has affected our community so deeply," Mina said. "Nothing can erase the pain we all feel about the senseless and brutal murders of 49 of our neighbors, friends, family members and loved ones. But today, there is some relief in knowing that someone will be held accountable for that horrific crime."
Also arrested yesterday by the FBI:
EL PASO — A Milwaukee double murder suspect listed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list was arrested in El Paso Sunday morning. Terry A.D. Strickland, 24, was arrested by El Paso FBI agents and El Paso police officers in connection with the shooting of two men during a fight on July 17 at a home in Milwaukee, officials said.
And in other good news, Obama has decided not to declare Oregon's Owyhee Canyonlands a National Monument.
The expansion of one national monument in Oregon appears to be enough for President Barack Obama.
The outgoing president used the federal Antiquities Act to expand the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon last week by 48,000 acres.
This means that the area will be left to BLM management and will continue to afford grazing, fishing, hunting, and other economically valuable and recreational opportunities for all. With over 50% of the lands in Oregon already in federal hands, rendering more of them off-limits would be counterproductive.