Christchurch attacker intended to continue rampage when arrested, says PM

by Garry Watts March 17, 2019, 0:43
Christchurch attacker intended to continue rampage when arrested, says PM

Handcuffed and wearing a white prison suit, Tarrant did not speak. Ardern said more charges would be laid.

Social media posts suggested the heightened presence was not going unnoticed, with some noting the officers stationed at many mosques who were inquiring after the welfare of religious leaders and worshippers alike. He will be in custody until April 5, according to the High Court in Christchurch.

"On behalf of all Torontonians, we send condolences to the families & friends of those killed in Christchurch & those injured in this heinous attack". They included a two-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl, who is in critical condition. "I thought it would be the other way around, the Muslims attacking, that's what everyone was waiting for", says Paul Hale, 56, who runs a landscaping business in Christchurch.

He says many patients will require multiple operations to deal with their complex series of injuries.

Two Muslim organizations in the Chicago area said they were stepping up patrols and other security measures Friday after a mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand killed at least 49 people and wounded dozens more, but Chicago police said they were not aware of any local threats.

"Even if you ask someone about the natural disaster today they will start crying, so this tragedy will stay in the heart of everyone", says Raj Sandhu, 25, who moved to New Zealand from India three years ago, and came to the Al Noor mosque to pay his respects.

"It's outrageous" he said.

Three Bangladeshis were among the dead and one was missing, the consulate said.

Revulsion at the attack, and tributes to the victims, poured in from around the world, including from Pope Francis and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. "Our hearts are breaking for your loss", read one of the notes marked with a string of x-kisses.

Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal also tweeted and said, "Pakistan condemns the tragic terrorist incident in New Zealand".

She did not offer too much detail, but said a ban on semi-automatic weapons would be looked at.

New Zealand mass murderer Tarrant A white supremacist who denounced immigrants as invaders
AOS push back members of the public following a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch New Zealand Friday

Police said they were aware of a video shared online and broadcast live during the attack, which apparently showed a gunman walking into a mosque and opening fire.

"While work is being done as to the chain of events that led to both the holding of this gun licence and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now - our gun laws will change", she said.

The video footage showed a man driving to the mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people inside.

Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, was apprehended 36 minutes after the first call, the prime minister revealed as she praised the two rural community policemen from Lincoln, a small town 22km southwest of Christchurch, who responded to the emergency.

Armed police were deployed at several locations in all cities, unusual in a country where levels of gun violence are low.

"Their intervention may very likely have saved further lives".

It wasn't immediately clear how or if the two people in custody who weren't charged are connected to the terror attack.

Tracey Gray struggles to accept that the diligent fitness trainer she employed is the man accused of a horrific hate crime in Christchurch. Ardern said she had spoken to Trump, who had asked how he could help.

Tributes to the victims poured in from around the world. "We're in a big multi-diverse society, everybody can just practise their religion freely, they can enjoy their rituals, without actually being forced to change their beliefs".

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the shooter was Australian and described him as an "extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist".

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