Christchurch attacker meant to continue rampage when arrested: PM Ardern

The death toll from the worst attack directed at Muslims in the West in modern times stood Saturday at 49More

The death toll from the worst attack directed at Muslims in the West in modern times stood Saturday at 49More

The opinion writer's comments came in light of the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, in which at least one shooter killed 49 people and injured 40 others.

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.

"There are many, many victims of this tragic event and we are giving every possible support to them".

The massacre was described as an "act of terror brought to our shores and rained down upon us" by New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern, as the Australian gunman fronted court over the attack.

The names of the victims have been withheld by the court, but makeshift memorials have sprung up with flowers and notes honoring those affected and sending messages of hope and love.

"This is always the biggest fixture on our match calendar and one which our fans look forward to", said Clark, who would have been expecting a crowd of some 20,000.

Bush said it took 36 minutes from the first attack to the suspect's arrest.

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Ardern also defended the response time of emergency services, which has been questioned by some who were in the mosque on Deans Ave, where 41 people were killed. "It will be hard to get past and I'm not sure how", Hindy said. One further person later died in hospital.

He live-streamed footage of himself going room-to-room, victim to victim, shooting the wounded from close range as they struggled to crawl away in the main Christchurch mosque.

New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, said the gunman meant to continue his attack if he hadn't been stopped.

CNN has not been able to independently confirm any information about the attackers or the alleged video.

A suspect in the mass shooting reportedly showed admiration for Trump in a 74-page manifesto. It was not signed.

"This is not something you'd expect on our soil", said Luke Smith, who was also in Christchurch eight years ago when devastating earthquakes killed 185 people.

"Police responded immediately to the call they received relating to the attack".

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Tarrant, 28, appeared in court this morning and was remanded in custody until April 5.

There are now four individuals who have been apprehended, but three are connected to this attack who are now in custody, one of which has publicly stated that they were Australian-born.

Worshipers ran from gunfire, desperately called police and huddled beneath the benches of two Christchurch mosques before two lightly armed community police officers apparently ran the gunman's auto to the side of the road and brought the atrocity to an end after a terrifying 36 minutes.

"Now is the time for change", Ardern argued. Dunedin is about 225 miles from Christchurch.

Court photos of the man accused in the Christchurch mosque terror attack have been altered not to show his face due to an order from a New Zealand judge. Two explosive devices were also found in his vehicle.

Tarrant, obtained a "Category A" gun licence in November 2017 and began purchasing the five weapons used in Friday's attacks the following month, she said.

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