One man detained after sending bomb-laden package to father in Istanbul
Çetin Aydın - ISTANBUL
DHA photoA man was detained after sending a bomb-laden package that exploded at his father’s office on Nov. 14 in the Maltepe district of Istanbul.
The blast occurred in a four-storey building at an electronics and engineering company owned by a businessman identified as Osman Özdemir K., in the Zümrütevler neighborhood of Maltepe.
Police officers and ambulances arrived on the scene after the blast.
The package was delivered to the company by a courier at 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 14. It exploded after Osman K. opened the package that was addressed to him.
Osman K.’s arm was severely injured, while the company CEO and one other person were also taken to hospital after being wounded.
After watching surveillance camera footage, police identified the courier of the delivery as Osman K.’s 30-year-old son, Ali Can K.
Police said Ali Can K. reportedly left the area where the explosion occurred in a taxi and left his motorcycle at the scene.
Police officers later searched Ali Can K.’s house and workplace and said he was working as a video game designer.
Ali Can K. was detained at the Kartal Training and Research Hospital where his father was under treatment.
The motivation of the attack is still unknown and an investigation is continuing.