Night­club sus­pect held

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

IS­TAN­BUL: Turk­ish po­lice have cap­tured the sus­pected gun­man who killed 39 peo­ple in an Is­tan­bul night­club on New Year’s Day at a hide­out in an out­ly­ing sub­urb of the city after a two-week man­hunt, of­fi­cials claimed yes­ter­day.

Is­tan­bul gov­er­nor Vasip Sahin named the man 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. “He knew four lan­guages and was well-ed­u­cated,” Sahin told a news con­fer­ence.

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