New Zealand police on Thursday charged a man with threatening to kill others, following Internet threats against the Linwood Islamic Center and the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch.
This news comes days before the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks that targeted two mosques in 2019, killing 51 people and wounding dozens.
Canterbury district police official John Price – in a press conference – said that search warrants were executed earlier today, after threats were made against mosques on the “4Shan” website.
A 27-year-old man has been charged with the death threat and will appear in court on Friday, and Price said police investigations are continuing, adding that no details will be mentioned about the nature of the threat.
Price said that another person was released, who was arrested, explaining that “any hate messages or people who want to cause harm in our society will not be tolerated.”
He added that they take all threats of this kind very seriously, and that they work closely with the Muslim community, pointing out that a citizen informed the police of the threats.
Brenton Tarrant, the perpetrator of the two mosques massacre in which 51 people were killed, a New Zealand court months ago sentenced Brenton Tarrant, the perpetrator of the two mosques massacre, in which 51 people were killed, after he shot worshipers on March 15, 2019 in Christchurch.
The perpetrator of the massacre – a 29-year-old Australian – confessed to a total of 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of committing a terrorist act, and this crime is the bloodiest shooting incident in New Zealand history.