Harrowing photos from inside Pulse nightclub released following arrest of gunman’s wife
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Police have released harrowing photos from inside the Pulse nightclub where 49 were shot and killed.
The photos depict the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in American history which took place at the gay nightclub Pulse, in Orlando, Florida.
Now the FBI have released pictures of the scene, showing the club torn apart by gun shots.
The atrocity was classified as a terrorist attack and as a hate crime by the FBI.
Gunman Omar Mateen was killed in a shoot out with police following the attack
Now his wife, Noor Salman, has been arrested in connection with the assault.
A California court has heard that she knew of the attack before it took place.
An indictment unsealed on Tuesday indicated that Noor Salman “did knowingly aid and abet” her husband’s planning of the attack which killed 49 and injured dozens more.
The indictment also suggested she knew of his plans to support the Islamic State group through the attack.
Salman, who was arrested by the FBI on Sunday, is also accused of misleading authorities including the FBI on the day of the attack.
“She knew he was going to conduct the attack,” federal prosecutor Roger Handberg said in court.
But her family insists she is innocent and that she is a victim in the incident.
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Salman’s uncle Al Salman said that the 30-year-old was “simple and innocent”, and that she had been abused by Mateen.
As well as Al Salman defending his niece outside the court, her lawyer insisted that she had no knowledge of the attack.
Her lawyer also argued that she should be released from jail pending trial.
NBC News reported previously: “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’s ex-wife Sitora Yusufiy has condemned him in the media.