Police seek suspects who ran away at gate of Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport
ISTANBULTurkish police have been seeking three suspects who ran away from the entrance of Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport despite police’s warnings. Police have warned the suspects in a minibus to stop, but the minibus turned away and escaped while the police fired shots at the tires of the vehicle in order to stop them.
Police became suspicious of a vehicle at the entrance of the airport around 4:05 a.m. on Feb. 4 and directed the minibus to a checkpoint. The three people in the minibus rejected to do so and escaped. The police teams then started to follow the minibus via opening fire on the tires of the vehicle. The suspected minibus drove in the reverse direction.
Anti-terror police and special forces teams were informed about the incident.
Speaking about the incident, the eye-witness taxi driver Saffet Yiğit has described the events that unfolded.
“A suspected vehicle approached the police checkpoint. Our police friends became suuspicious of their actions and asked them to pull the minibus over. The vehicle didn’t stop and moved on, prompting the police to open fire. That’s what happened. May God protect us, our police and soldiers from these traitors,” Yiğit said.