At a Fort Pierce home where members of the Mateen family were believed to have gathered inside, Seddique Mateen — father of the Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen — said Wednesday morning that Omar’s wife Noor Salman was “no longer here” and that she was no longer in the area. He would not say where she had gone.
Reporters were outside the house again Wednesday after also gathering there Tuesday.
At about noon, St. Lucie County sheriff’s deputies arrived, went into the house for a few minutes, then left. The deputies who came and went did not comment.
Seddique Mateen, who also has been giving media interviews from his Port St. Lucie home, asked reporters to leave the Fort Pierce house and said Noor Mateen was not inside. He alluded to other family members being there, but didn’t say who was inside.
He condemned his son’s actions and the acts of the Islamic State group.
He also said Omar Mateen’s young son has been asking for his father.