Noor Zahi Salman: Wife of Orlando shooter tried to talk him out of attack, sources told NBC News

Posted at 11:21 AM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 05:28:10-04

(NBC, AP, WSVN, CNN NEWSOURCE, WPTV) The second wife of the Orlando gunman tried to talk him out of the attack, sources have told NBC News.

Justice Correspondent Pete Williams said that according to several officials who are familiar with what she told the FBI she has said she drove him at least once to Pulse nightclub because he wanted to see it in advance. And she was with him when he bought a holster and ammunition but that she tried to talk him out of the attack.

Pete Williams reported that the wife is being cooperative with the FBI and staying with the gunman's father in Port St. Lucie.

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

Noor Zahi Salman returned to their Treasure Coast residence Monday night, according to WSVN.

The station reported that she was there to retrieve belongings following an FBI search.

She did not make any comments when questioned by reporter Brian Entin.

Salman was raised about 45 minutes from San Francisco, according to which reported that neighbors said she moved to Florida after getting married.

Family photos, drawings, blackboard messages, a Quran and books on Islam decorate the apartment where the couple lived.

Univision News reported the details and says it visited the home in Fort Pierce on Monday when it was unoccupied.

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Univision reports that it was the morning after the FBI swept the apartment for evidence, and says the home was unlocked and not yet sealed off by crime-scene tape.

The report describes a blackboard message in the kitchen about an appointment at their 3-year-old son's school and a note with an Arabic phrase praising God.

Univision says that on the living room table was a document listing items investigators removed: 9 mm cartridges, an iPad mini, a Samsung phone, a Dell computer, a CD labeled with Mateen's name.