Suspect Behind Istanbul Nightclub Attack Captured

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Jan 16, 2017 5:00 PM
Suspect Behind Istanbul Nightclub Attack Captured

Authorities have arrested the suspect behind the deadly attack on an Istanbul night club on New Year's Eve. Thirty-nine people were killed in the carnage.

The suspect, Abdulkadir Masharipov, was caught in the district of Esenyurt, according to Turkish media. In the New Year's attack,  Masharipov reportedly entered Istanbul's Reina night club dressed as Santa Claus and began opening fire on civilians. 

ISIS took responsibility for the attack.