Gunman in New Year’s nightclub attack formally arrested in Turkey | Toronto Star

ISTANBUL—Turkey’s state run news agency says the gunman suspected of killing 39 people in a nightclub attack on New Year’s Day has been formally arrested.Abdulkadir Masharipov, an Uzbek citizen born in 1983, was caught at a hideout in...

Gunman in New Year’s nightclub attack formally arrested in Turkey | Toronto Star

ISTANBUL—Turkey’s state run news agency says the gunman suspected of killing 39 people in a nightclub attack on New Year’s Day has been formally arrested.

Abdulkadir Masharipov, an Uzbek citizen born in 1983, was caught at a hideout in Istanbul on Jan. 16 after evading police for more than two weeks.

The prosecutor demanded his arrest on charges of attempting to overthrow the constitutional order, being a member of an armed terror organization and murder, the Anadolu news agency reported Saturday.

Read more:Istanbul nightclub gunman confessed to massacre, Turkish officials say

Authorities said the suspect was trained in Afghanistan and staged the attack for Daesh, also known as ISIS.

Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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