14 Sep 2021

Identity of 19yo who threatened to kill non-Muslims kept secret

4:48 pm on 14 September 2021

A 19-year-old accused of threatening to kill non-Muslims will keep his identity secret for now, after an appearance in North Shore District Court.

North Shore District Court

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

The man was arrested in Auckland last week - just days after the LynnMall terror attack - and made his second court appearance this afternoon.

He is charged with threatening to kill members of the Auckland community who were non-Muslims between 13 July and 7 September.

He also faces two charges of supplying an objectionable publication in August.

Today he appeared in court from custody via audio-visual link, and could be seen dressed in full PPE.

Judge Clare Bennett said interim name suppression could continue until another court appearance next Thursday.

Details about the police allegations are also suppressed.