Abdulkadir Masharipov, who killed 39 people in an attack on an Istanbul nightclub on the New Year’s eve has been detained in the city’s Esenyurt district, sources have confirmed.
The attacker was caught as his son was near him. The attacker has been taken to health check.
The mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Eve was carried out professionally with the involvement of an intelligence organization, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Jan. 16.
On Jan 15, police reportedly determined a house in Silivri which was used by the suspected attacker in the Reina attack, an Uzbek Islamic State Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militant.
Police raided the address and found 150,000 dollars in the house on Jan. 15.Police also said the money was the amount to be given to Masharipov, who was allegedly unable to obtain the money due to the intense police hunt.
Masharipov, who is accused of killing a total of 39 people and wounding 65 others at the Reina nightclub in Ortaköy on Jan. 1, went to his home in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district after the attack and took his son before escaping, the sources had said earlier.