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Shooter’s wife knew about Pulse attack beforehand, records show

ORLANDO — The Pulse nightclub gunman’s wife knew he was going to conduct an attack when he left their home on the day of the mass shooting, according to her statement to law enforcement that was recently made public.

"I knew on Saturday, when Omar left the house about 5 p.m. that this was the time that he was going to do something bad. I knew this because of the way he left and took the gun and backpack with ammunition," Noor Salman said, according to a statement written by an FBI agent and signed by Salman.

Salman is charged with providing material support to a terror organization and obstruction of justice. She is slated to stand trial in March.

Salman’s husband, Omar Mateen, killed 49 people and injured at least 68 more when he opened fire in the gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016.

"I knew later, when I could not get ahold of him that my fears had come true and he did what he said he was going to do," Salman said. "I was in denial and I could not believe that the father of my child was going to hurt other people."

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