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SAMANTHA HAYES, NEWSHUB|Police have given more details into how the attack that cost 50 lives unfolded.

They’ve given a clearer timeline from first 111 call to when the accused shooter was apprehended – and they’re convinced the gunman was on his way to a third location to kill even more people.

On Wednesday, Commissioner Mike Bush revealed police suspect the alleged killer’s deadly rampage was far from over when he was apprehended.

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“We strongly believe we stopped him on the way to a further attack,” he says.

Bush won’t say where the man was headed.

“We absolutely believe we know where he was going and we intervened on the way.”

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The first and most deadly attack was on the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Avenue. The gunman then drove seven kilometres to Linwood Mosque. Two police officers apprehended the alleged gunman on Brougham Street.

So what was that third target they stopped him from reaching?

In the accused gunman’s manifesto, he said it would be the Ashburton mosque, more than an hour’s drive down the southern motorway. There were 20 people at the Ashburton Mosque on Friday afternoon.

“All the people in the mosque they were very very worried and I call the police, the Ashburton Police. Yeah we were very very stressful actually,” says Mohamed Diab, Ashburton Muslim Community president.

Police have also given a new timeline of how they responded.

Police received its first 111 call at 1:41pm. The offender was apprehended at the roadside on Brougham Street 21 minutes later.

“I can tell you that within five minutes and 39 seconds, our first responders, armed on the scene, ready to respond,” Bush says.

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“Within 10 minutes our armed offenders squad were on scene ready to respond, and within 21 minutes the person that is now in custody was arrested.”

The alleged gunman was in a cell at the Justice Precinct within 36 minutes of that first 111 call.

American FBI agents are working on the ground in Christchurch and in Wellington bolstered by Australian Federal Police and assistance from New Zealand’s Five Eyes partners.

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A 50-year-old man from the village of Stanwell, near Heathrow Airport, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of attempted murder and racially aggravated public order offenses.

A police cordon at the site of a stabbing incident in Barnsley, northern England on September 8, 2018.
A police cordon at the site of a stabbing incident in Barnsley, northern England on September 8, 2018. (AFP Archive)

Crimson Tazvinzwa, AIWA! NO!|British police say a stabbing west of London on Saturday in which a man attacked a teenager with a baseball hat and knife while hurling racist abuse is being treated as a terrorist incident “inspired by the far-right.”

A 50-year-old man from the village of Stanwell, near Heathrow Airport, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and racially aggravated public order offences. 

A 50-year-old man from the village of Stanwell, near Heathrow Airport, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of attempted murder and racially aggravated public order offenses.
A 50-year-old man from the village of Stanwell, near Heathrow Airport, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of attempted murder and racially aggravated public order offenses.

A 19-year-old man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Neil Basu, head of counter-terrorism policing, said Sunday that while the investigation was just beginning, the incident had “hallmarks of a terror event.”

He added “police are committed to tackling all forms of toxic extremist ideology.”

Dozens dead after gunman opens fire on Christchurch mosques in ‘unprecedented’ terror attack New Zealand is reeling after an “unprecedented” terrorist attack in Christchurch, carried out by an Australian who killed at least 49 people.

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New Zealand is reeling after an “unprecedented” terrorist attack in Christchurch, carried out by an Australian who killed at least 49 people – CRIMSON TAZVINZWA, AIWA! NO!

Brenton Tarrant has been arrested for the massacre of 49 at two mosques , Christchurch, New Zealand. The far-right terrorist broadcast the 17 minute shooting rampage live on facebook.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed 49 people have been confirmed dead and more than 20 injured after shooters opened fire in two mosques in a terrorist attack in Christchurch today. The prime minister described the attack as one of New Zealand’s “darkest days”. New Zealand police confirmed three suspect are currently in custody following the attack.

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Who is the Australian suspect behind the New Zealand terror attack?

The alleged gunman behind the New Zealand attack has identified himself as Australian-born – AIWA! NO!|

The shooter who is suspected to have carried out at least one of the New Zealand mosque attacks is an Australian citizen.

On Friday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed an Australian is now in custody over the attacks.

“Australian authorities are involved and they will be proceeding with their investigation,” he said.

Earlier, a Facebook Live video was posted by the account “Brenton Tarrant 9” with the credit “Brenton Tarrant was live” which showed the gunman attacking Christchurch’s Al Noor mosque.

The gunman live streamed the attack.
The gunman live streamed the attack.Facebook

In a 74-page manifesto setting out the reasons for the attack, reportedly authored by the shooter, he further described himself as “just an ordinary white man, 28 years old. Born in Australia to a working class, low income family”.

In the manifesto, seen by SBS News, the man who identifies as Brenton Tarrant said he “only arrived in New Zealand to live temporarily whilst I planned and trained” but then decided to carry out an attack there.

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The scene of the attack and the grand mufti.

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Under a heading “why did you carry out the attack?” he says it was to avenge “thousands of deaths caused by foreign invaders.”

Former intelligence and defence policy analyst Dr Paul G Buchanan said the shooting was “a classic case of right-wing extremism, right-wing terrorism.”

He told SBS News that the manifesto reminded him of Norweigan terrorist Anders Behring Breivik.

The gunman preparing for the attack.
The gunman preparing for the attack.Facebook

Four arrested

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush confirmed on Friday afternoon that police had arrested four people, three men and one woman, but said he wouldn’t “assume that the threat is over”.

He added that he was not aware of other people being involved, but said: “we cannot assume there are not others at large”.

Shocked family outside the mosque after the attack.
Shocked family outside the mosque after the attack.AAP

Mr Bush also confirmed that reports of improvised explosive devices being strapped to vehicles had been deemed safe by defence force personnel.

According to the New Zealand Herald, between nine and 27 people have been killed.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, speaking from New Plymouth, said it was “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”, describing the incidents as “an unprecedented act of violence”.

Additional reporting: Maani Truu, AAP

UK ‘terrorist’ stabbing suspect held under mental health law

UGC issued by PA shows Police restraining a man after he stabbed three people at Victoria Station in Manchester, England, late Monday Dec. 31, 2018. Two

UGC issued by PA shows Police restraining a man after he stabbed three people at Victoria Station in Manchester, England, late Monday Dec. 31, 2018. Two

|AFP|AIWA! NO!|A British probe into a stabbing at a Manchester railway station on New Year’s Eve which injured three people is being treated as “a terrorist investigation”, the city’s police force said on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old man who was arrested at the scene on Monday night is now being detained under a mental health law, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said late Tuesday.

The suspect reportedly shouted “Allah” and “long live the Caliphate” during what GMP Chief Constable Ian Hopkins called a “horrific attack” on three people, including a police officer.

“(The) man arrested last night… following the incident at Manchester Victoria Station has been assessed by specialist medical staff and detained under the Mental Health Act,” GMP said in a statement.

“The Counter Terrorism investigation remains ongoing.

“There is nothing to suggest the involvement of other people in this attack, but confirming this remains a main priority for the investigation,” the force added.

Officers are still searching an address in the northwestern English city “which is believed to be where the man had most recently been living”, according to Hopkins.

A man and a woman, both in their 50s, were being treated in hospital Tuesday after sustaining serious but not life-threatening injuries to their abdomens, while the British Transport Police officer was stabbed in the shoulder, the GMP chief added.

Prime Minister Theresa May thanked emergency services for their “courageous response” in swiftly tackling the suspect.

She wrote on Twitter: “My thoughts are with those who were injured in the suspected terrorist attack in Manchester last night.”

‘Pure fear’

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which happened at around 8:50 pm (2050 GMT) when many revelers in the city would have been enjoying New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Witness Sam Clack, 38, a BBC radio producer, said the suspect shouted “Allah” before and during the attack.

He also quoted the perpetrator as saying: “As long as you keep bombing other countries, this sort of shit is going to keep happening.”

The witness added he heard the “most blood-curdling scream” and looked down the platform to see the attack unfolding.

“He came towards me,” he added. “I looked down and saw he had a kitchen knife with a black handle with a good 12 inch (30-centimetre) blade.

“It was just fear, pure fear.”

Clack said police used a stun gun and pepper spray before “six or seven” officers jumped on the man.

Video footage of the incident shows him being overpowered by the officers.

The police said he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and officers had recovered two knives from the scene.

‘Dreadful’

The city’s New Year celebrations went ahead in Albert Square despite the incident, with a firework display taking place as planned, though increased security was brought in.

British Transport Police said Tuesday its officers would be “highly visible through the national rail network”.

Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham paid tribute to the emergency services’ response.

He added the “vile attack” had “all the hallmarks… of an isolated incident”.

Manchester police Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson said they were still trying to establish whether the suspect was a British national and how he came to be at the station.

“We are obviously considering his mental health given how frenzied the attack was, its random nature,” he added.

“There is wide reporting… about what the attacker allegedly said during the incident.

“However it’s really important to stress we are retaining an open mind in relation to the motivation for this attack.”

Police said investigators were considering its closeness to the Manchester Arena, where a suicide bomber struck in May 2017, as potentially significant.

The attack at a concert by the US singer Ariana Grande killed 22 people and wounded 139.

The perpetrator, Salman Abedi, 22, was born and raised in Manchester.

“That the incident happened so close to the scene of the terrorist attack on May 22, 2017 makes it even more dreadful,” chief constable Hopkins said.