Turkish police arrest Istanbul nightclub attacker

The Turkish police conduct raids on terrorist suspects

The Turkish police conduct raids on terrorist suspects. Photo: Mahmut Bozarslan (VOA).

PanARMENIAN.Net – Turkish police captured the suspected jihadist who slaughtered 39 people on New Year’s night at an Istanbul nightclub, detaining him in a raid on a residential area of the city after a long manhunt, AFP reports.

The alleged assailant, identified in the media as identified the detained man as Abdulgadir Masharipov, was found along with his four-year-old son in an apartment in the Esenyurt district of Istanbul after a massive police operation, state-run TRT television reported.

The attacker had been on the run for over two weeks, after slipping into the night following the attack on the glamorous Reina nightclub on the Bosphorus.

Full story: panarmenian.net

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