New Zealand PM received gunman’s ‘manifesto’ minutes before attack

Arturo Kim
March 17, 2019

He said he was now playing a "waiting game" to hear any news of his mate. And a young child who was in a children's hospital in Auckland was also listed as critical.

Friends of a missing man Zakaria Bhuiyan hold up photos of him outside a refuge center in Christchurch, Sunday, March 17, 2019. "To see so many innocent lives taken so callously and cruelly in this place of sanctuary is totally unacceptable".

The visiting Bangladesh cricket team was arriving for prayers at one of the mosques when the shooting started but all members were safe, a team coach told Reuters.

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush confirmed two of those in custody were arrested at the scene, and that police were working to establish whether they had had any involvement in the incident.

Bodies of the victims have not yet been released to families because police are still working to determine cause of death for each victim. The kind of leader we need here in America.

At least five Indians, including three from Gujarat have been killed in the attack.

"We were. family people with no malice, no aggression and nothing but love for this country", he said. "We want to lay them to rest".

The Queen released her own statement about the mass shooting, in addition to the Sussexes and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The critically wounded four-year-old child was named as Elin by her uncle Sabri Daraghmeh, who told reporters in a phone call from Jordan on Saturday that she remains "in the danger phase".

She said Mr Trump passed on his condolences, and asked if there was any help the United States could provide.

Tarrant was also purportedly inspired to commit the mosque shootings by Norwegian far-right terrorist Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Oslo in 2011. "We do see all these type of injuries, but, you know, 40 or 50 people in a day is more than what we should see".

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Bush also said that two people arrested around the time suspect Brenton Harrison Tarrant was apprehended are not believed to have been involved in the attacks on two mosques Friday.

Condemning the terror strike, Ardern had described it as a "terror attack" and said it "appears to have been well planned".

Police said two other people were in custody. "In doing so we were able to locate a further victim", Bush said.

"There were two other firearms in the vehicle that the offender was in and it absolutely was his intention to continue with his attack", New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, according to ABC57. Two men faced charges unrelated or "tangential" to the attack, while a woman had been released, he said.

In it, he identified himself as Tarrant and said he was a 28-year-old Australian and white supremacist who was out to avenge attacks in Europe perpetrated by Muslims.

Terrorists move with the times.

Tarrant was remanded without a plea until his next scheduled appearance in the South Island city's High Court on April 5. "Mosques are welcome to open their doors if they choose to do so". Helicopters have been hovering overhead in Christchurch since, while heavily-armed officers patrol streets.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media on March 16 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Police have long anxious that the gaps and loopholes make it easier for the wrong people to obtain and keep firearms.

Ardern called on the USA government to show "sympathy and love for all Muslim communities", and told the press that "the person who has committed this violent act has no place here".

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