- Title: Hideout revealed where alleged Istanbul nightclub attacker was caught
- Date: 17th January 2017
- Summary: ISTANBUL, TURKEY (JANUARY 17, 2017) (REUTERS) BED AND DRESSING TABLE IN ROOM USED AS HIDEOUT BY ALLEGED ISTANBUL NIGHTCLUB ATTACKER DAMAGED FRONT DOOR TO THE ROOM VARIOUS OF MARKED FRONT OF DRAWER ON GROUND VARIOUS HOUSEHOLD ITEMS ON FLOOR AT ONE END OF BED
- Embargoed: 31st January 2017 10:25
- Keywords: Turkey gunman attack Reina perpetrator caught police station Istanbul governor Abdulgadir Masharipov
- Location: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
- City: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA0015ZGYT6V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:The hideout used by the alleged New Year's Day Istanbul nightclub attacker was revealed to the media on Tuesday (January 17) after officials said he had been captured.
Turkish police raided the residence in an outlying suburb of the city on Monday night (January 16) after a two-week manhunt, officials said on Tuesday.
The front door of the hideout was heavily damaged as police entered the residence. Domestic items were also shown strewn on the floor.
Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin named the suspect as Abdulgadir Masharipov and said he was born in 1983 in Uzbekistan and received training in Afghanistan.
Masharipov, who was captured with four others overnight, had admitted his guilt and his fingerprints matched those at the scene, Sahin said.
There were strong indications he entered Turkey illegally through its eastern borders in January 2016 and it was clear the attack was carried out on behalf of Islamic State, Sahin added.
The jihadist group claimed responsibility a day after the mass shooting, saying it was revenge for Turkish military involvement in Syria.
Dozens of people have previously been detained in connection with the attack for which Islamic State has claimed responsibility, saying it was revenge for Turkish military involvement in Syria.
On January 1, the attacker shot his way into the Reina nightclub then opened fire with an automatic rifle, reloading his weapon half a dozen times and shooting the wounded as they lay on the ground.
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