15 Mar 2019

Mosque shooting: Man posts videos and documents online

6:26 pm on 15 March 2019

A man purporting to be at the centre of today's attacks in Christchurch has posted video and documents online.

Ambulances leave the scene of the shooting.

Ambulances leave the scene of the shooting. Photo: RNZ / Simon Rogers

The videos are distressing and appear to be of the shooting in a mosque.

Police have confirmed to RNZ they are aware of the footage - but the source and the content of the video are unconfirmed.

Police commissioner Mike Bush said he had seen the social media footage and said it was "very disturbing".

"It shouldn't be in the public domain and we are doing everything we can to remove it."

RNZ will not be publishing the video or the full manifesto at this point.

RNZ is also aware of footage of armed police appearing to apprehend a person.

A decision has been made to not publish any of this material.

Live coverage of the shooting can be found here and a summary of what you need to know is here.

RNZ Checkpoint is airing from an earlier start time of 4pm to cover the incident.

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