Man accused of murder in NZ shootings also charged with terrorist act

Published On: May 21, 2019 11:30 AM NPT By: Reuters

WELLINGTON, May 21: New Zealand police said on Tuesday they were charging the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act.

The charge, which came under the country’s terrorism suppression legislation, was filed against Brenton Tarrant, police said in a statement.

The man, a suspected white supremacist, faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder. He is next due to appear in court in June.

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