Accused Istanbul nightclub shooter Abdulgadir Masharipov was formally arrested Saturday on charges that included being a member of an armed terrorist organization and multiple counts of first-degree murder.
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 hide-out in Istanbul on Jan. 16 after evading police for more than two weeks.
THE PROSECUTOR DEMANDED HIS ARREST ON CHARGES OF ATTEMPTING …
The prosecutor demanded his arrest on charges of attempting to overthrow the constitutional order, being a member of an armed terror organization and murder, news agencies reported Saturday.
Authorities said the suspect was trained in Afghanistan and staged the attack for the Islamic State group.
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.
A Canadian, Alaa Al-Muhandis of Milton, Ont., was among those killed in the attack.