Why did it take so long? He was found 25 miles from where the attack took place. How did they not find him sooner? This is a crazy story but we are happy to hear this dirt bag isn’t going to be hurting anyone again.
The suspected New Year’s Eve Istanbul nightclub attacker who police believe killed 39 people was today arrested by Turkish security forces.
According to Turkish media, the main suspect in the attack on Reina nightclub was apprehended in Istanbul late on Monday.
Abdulkadir Masharipov was reportedly caught in his friend’s house in Esenyurt district of the city – just 25 miles from where the brutal attack took place.
He was finally tracked down and was pinned down by officers next to his four-year-old son, according to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet. He is now being transferred to Istanbul Police Headquarters.
A photograph shows Masharipov, an Uzbekistan national, covered in blood after officers put him in handcuffs.
Private NTV television said the gunman had resisted arrest.
NTV reported that the gunman’s Kyrgyz friend and three other people also were detained.