New Zealand attack suspect Brenton Tarrant appears in court
Addis Ababa, March 16, 2019 (FBC) – The main suspect of killing 49 people in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday has appeared in court on a single murder charge.
Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, was brought to the dock in a white prison shirt and handcuffs. Further charges are expected to be made against him.
PM Jacinda Ardern said Mr Tarrant had five guns and a firearms licence, adding: “Our gun laws will change.”
Two others are in custody. None of those detained had a criminal record.
Mr Tarrant, who stood silently during the brief hearing, was remanded in custody without plea and is due to appear in court again on 5 April.
Ms Ardern called the attack “an act of terror”.
The first person to be publicly identified has been named as 71-year-old Daoud Nabi, originally from Afghanistan.