ISTANBUL MASSACRE – Man Dressed As Santa Claus Kills At Least 39 People, Police Search For Gunman

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39 Killed, nearly 70 injured

ABOVE VIDEO: Turkish police are hunting for an assailant who opened fire at a crowded Istanbul nightclub during New Year’s celebrations Sunday apparently wearing a Santa Claus hat, killing at least 39 people and wounding close to 70 others in what authorities said was a terror attack.

(CBS NEWS) – Turkish police are hunting for an assailant who opened fire at a crowded Istanbul nightclub during New Year’s celebrations Sunday apparently wearing a Santa Claus hat, killing at least 39 people and wounding close to 70 others in what authorities said was a terror attack.

CCTV footage shows that the assailant wore the Christmas hat for part of the attack, which unfolded despite increased security measures.

The footage, obtained by AP from Haberturk newspaper, shows the male assailant dressed in black and carrying a backpack as he shoots down a police officer outside the Reina nightclub.

Footage taken by a different camera shows him inside the swanky club in Istanbul’s Ortakoy neighborhood wearing different clothes and a Santa Claus hat.

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