Istanbul Nightclub Terror Suspect Abdulgadir Masharipov Arrested After 2 Week Manhunt
Today Iakhe Abdulgadir Masharipov was arrested.
Turkish officials released a passport photo of Istanbul New Year’s Eve mass murderer Iakhe Mashrapov who moved to Turkey with his wife and two kids about a month before the massacre. Mashrapov allegedly fought for ISIS in Syria and is from Kyrgyzstan. (Mirror)
Translated from Turkey: Speaking to the press today, the first photo is the second video of Lakhe Mashrapov … the man in photo.
İlk foto bugün basına konuşan Lakhe Mashrapov …
İkinci foto videosu dolaşımda olan kişi… pic.twitter.com/uIYHXxDraL
— jiyan (@nishtmann) January 3, 2017
Another photo of Mashrapov.
— Abdullah Bozkurt (@abdbozkurt) January 3, 2017
The suspect in the deadly New Year’s Day terror attack at an Istanbul nightclub was arrested Monday after a manhunt lasting more than two weeks, Turkish media reported.
Via Fox News
Multiple media outlets reported that Abdulgadir Masharipov, the Uzbek national believed to have murdered 39 people at the Reina nightclub, was apprehended in a police raid on a house in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district.
The private NTV television station reported that the house targeted in the raid belonged to a to a Kyrgyz friend of the suspect.
The Hurriyet newspaper reported that Masharipov’s young son was in the house when his father was arrested. The paper added that the suspect was to undergo medical checks before being taken to a police headquarters for questioning.
Dogan news agency published what it said was the first image of the attacker. It showed a bruised, black-haired man in a grey, bloodied shirt being held by his neck. NTV reported that Masharipov had resisted arrest.
On Sunday, Hurriyet reported that investigators had raided a house in another district of Istanbul, where they found a large amount of cash that Masharipov was supposed to collect after the attack.
The Islamic State (ISIS) group has claimed responsibility, saying the attack was in reprisal for Turkish military operations in northern Syria.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Story still developing…
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