New Zealand Police Say Four People In Custody In Wake Of Christchurch Mosque Shooting

New Zealand Police Say Four People in Custody in Wake of Christchurch Mosque Shooting

New Zealand police said that four people were in custody in the wake of an "active shooter situation" at two mosques in the city of Christchurch

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) New Zealand police said that four people were in custody in the wake of an "active shooter situation" at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.

"We have four people in custody. But we cannot assume there are not others at large," Commissioner Mike Bush told reporters.

The video recording of his statement was published by 1 news broadcaster.

The outlet reported, citing an Australian police source, that the shooter was Brenton Tarrant from Grafton New South Wales in Australia.

The broadcaster added that one man arrested by the police had been apprehended outside one of local high schools.

"Police can now confirm the lock down of schools throughout Christchurch has been lifted," the police said in a statement, published in the official website.

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