This cellphone video shows the alleged New Zealand mosque attacker’s dramatic arrest

Australian Man Appears In Court On Murder Charge After Christchurch Attack

Australian Man Appears In Court On Murder Charge After Christchurch Attack

Worshippers, possibly dead or wounded, lay on the floor, the video showed.

Pool via Getty Images Brenton Tarrant, charged in relation to the Christchurch massacre, is escorted in the courtroom Saturday in Christchurch, New Zealand.

"It's been 36 hours, I haven't heard anything about them", he said.

Huang Yan, the manager of the Christchurch branch of China's Southern Airlines, told Xinhua the mass shooting would bring negative impact on New Zealand tourism as Christchurch has just been recovered from the aftermath of the 2011 deadly quake.

Christchurch Hospital Head of Surgery Dr Greg Robertson described how he watched the first victims arrive in private cars, followed by ambulance after ambulance.

Two other armed suspects were taken into custody Friday while police tried to determine what role, if any, they played in the cold-blooded attack that stunned New Zealand, a country so peaceful that police officers rarely carry guns.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's office received an email with the manifesto from the suspect behind the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques, minutes before the attack began. The attack on the Al Noor and Linwood mosques has prompted an outpouring of grief and deep shock in this usually peaceful coun.

Mr Bush said police would not release a list of the victims until they had been formally identified.

"I think the public should be assured that we train for this, hoping we never, ever have to respond", he said.

Vigil held in Vancouver for New Zealand mosque shooting victims
Vigil held in Vancouver for New Zealand mosque shooting victims

TESSA BURROWS via Getty ImagesResidents pay respect by placing flowers for the victims of the mosques attacks in Christchurch on Saturday.

"As Christians we Cook Islanders have come to accept the church as a place of refuge, of safety and of comfort".

- AP Mourners paying their respects at a makeshift memorial near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019.

The AP also reported that Tarrant, who has donated to a number of white nationalist groups but has no other direct affiliation with them, allegedly was given personal approval by Breivik to commit the mosque attacks in Christchurch, though this has yet to be verified.

Omar Nabi speaks to the media about losing his father Haji Daoud in the mosque attacks, at the district court in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 16, 2019.

At a Sunday news conference, Arden used some of her strongest language yet about gun control, saying that laws need to change and "they will change".

She said attempts had been made to change New Zealand's [gun] laws in 2005, 2012 and in 2017 following an inquiry.

Tarrant is accused of murdering a man, whose name was suppressed by Judge Paul Kellar on grounds of undue hardship to his family, according to reports. Ardern suggested "now is the time for change" and hinted she was closely looking at rules regulating ownership of semi-automatic weapons. Vehicles are prohibited, but people can walk closer to the mosques where the shooting happened on Friday.

Leaders around the world expressed sorrow and disgust at the attacks, with some deploring the demonisation of Muslims. "My message was sympathy and love for all Muslim communities", she said she told him. "These acts of hate have no place in the diverse and tolerant society for which New Zealand is justly known", the White House statement said.

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