In 17 minutes sent the offender live from the night's shooting of two different mosques in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand. Australian police have identified the man behind the attack as the 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, but it is not yet confirmed by the authorities in New Zealand.
The social media Twitter has closed an account with the perpetrator's name. Spokesman for the australian police Mike Bush confirms that you have been paying attention, that was broadcast live from a terrorist attack on social media. He states in the same round that the police are doing everything to get the footage of the shootings removed from the internet.
- It should not be in the public domain, he says, according to the newspaper the New Zealand Herald
The 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant sent live from the massacre in New Zealand Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
Facebook in Australia and New Zealand have removed the footage from the attack. It tells the person responsible for the area of Facebook, Mia Garlick.
- New Zealand police have warned us about a video on Facebook shortly after the live filming began, and we took the fast both attentatmandens Facebook - and Instagram-accounts and the video, she says.
Authorities urge you to not share the video. Ekstra Bladet is familiar with the video, but he brings an edited version, where we have cut the part out, as the authorities warn against it.
The station wagon was filled with weapons, ammunition and benzindunke. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
The 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant sent live from the massacre in New Zealand. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
the Footage from the attack begins with Brenton Tarrant runs against the Al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue. The passenger seat of his beige station wagon is loaded up with weapons, ammunition and benzindunke. On his head he wears a helmet with a mounted video camera, while he goes into the mosque through the front door and opens fire.
Brenton Tarrant staying subsequently in the mosque in three minutes, before he returns to his car to retrieve more ammo. Then he goes into the mosque again, where he once again begins to shoot around.
With a mounted camera on a helmet filmed the perpetrator of the attack against the Al Noor mosque in Deans Ave Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, says according to AFP news agency, that there are 40 people killed in the attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch on the night of Friday Danish time.
According to Reuters, says the prime minister, that there are also 20 seriously wounded. The attack is also called 'a well-planned terrorist attacks' by the prime minister. The attackers have not been on the police watch list.
Overall there are 48 people treated for gunshot wounds, according to Sky News.