New Zealand gunman's manifesto received 9 minutes before attack

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits the Canterbury Refugee Centre in Christchurch.-AFP
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits the Canterbury Refugee Centre in Christchurch.-AFP

Wellington - The attacker was brought down within 36 minutes.



By IANS

Published: Sun 17 Mar 2019, 7:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 17 Mar 2019, 1:17 PM

 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday (March 17) said she received the Christchurch gunman's 'manifesto' barely nine minutes before the attack.
The attacker was brought down within 36 minutes, she told the press, as she announced a crucial cabinet meet on Monday (March 18).
Ardern said by the time a police plan was in place, the 911 number was already buzzing, shots had been fired. The pocket to react was slim, very very slim, she said, and promised all out help to the kin of every member killed.


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