UK Police To Patrol Mosques Following The New Zealand Terror Attack

Nellie Chapman
March 17, 2019

The Muslim community in Indianapolis is reacting to the mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Brenton Harrison Tarrant appeared in court Saturday morning amid strict security and showed no emotion when the judge read him one murder charge.

The suspect has been charged with murder while three other people have been held in custody.

Police around the Birmingham area have said they will be increasing their presence around "key religious buildings".

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the events in Christchurch represented "an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence", and that numerous victims could be migrants or refugees.

Armed police following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, 2019.

Nearly 50 people were treated at Christchurch Hospital for gunshot wounds, including young children. Injuries ranged from minor to critical. Police are treating the situation as an ongoing investigation despite the face they're not "actively looking" for any suspects, Bush said. Dunedin is a city near the southern tip of New Zealand, around 225 miles from Christchurch. They gave no details.

Authorities added that none of them were on any terrorism watch, including in Australia.

The attack has been condemned across Peterborough.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said an Australian national arrested after the attack was an "extremist, right-wing violent terrorist".

The third cricket test was cancelled, New Zealand Cricket said later.

Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey's foreign minister, also said the attack was a deliberate demonising of Muslim political struggles.

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As the shooting unfolds, a person can be heard saying, "There wasn't even time to aim there was so many targets".

Police are reported to be patrolling United Kingdom mosques following the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which a gunman targeted Muslims.

In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump sent "warmest sympathy and best wishes" to the people of New Zealand.

Forty-one people were killed at the Al Noor mosque, seven at a mosque in the Linwood neighbourhood and one died in hospital, police said.

Witness Len Peneha said he saw a man dressed in black enter the mosque and then heard dozens of shots, followed by people running from the mosque in terror. One was defused and the other was being evaluated, Bush said. He returned to the auto during that period to change guns, and went back to the mosque to shoot anyone showing signs of life.

"I saw dead people everywhere".

Six Indonesians had been inside one of the mosques, with three managing to escape and three unaccounted for, its foreign minister said. "I don't understand how anyone could do this to these people, to anyone".

He said he helped about five people recover in his home.

One man, with blood still on his shirt, said in a television interview that he hid from the gunman under a bench and prayed that he would run out of bullets.

He added: "I am just a regular White man, from a regular family". The gunman, who was wearing a helmet with some sort of device on the top, then exited the mosque, dropping a semi-automatic weapon as he fled the scene. The video then cuts out. After parking, he took two guns and walked a short distance to the mosque where he opened fire.

After going back outside and shooting a woman there, he gets back in his vehicle, where a song can be heard blasting.

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