PM confirms receiving gunman’s manifesto
March 17, 2019 11:35 am
The New Zealand Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed that it received a copy of a “manifesto” from the alleged Christchurch mosque massacre gunman less than 10 minutes before the attacks began on Friday.
The office was among 70 other recipients of the document.
A spokesman for Jacinda Ardern’s office says most of the other recipients were media, both domestic and international.
It had been framed as though events had occurred.
NZ Herald reports the mail was setting Brenton Harrison Tarrant’s reasons for carrying out the shooting.
The email had gone to Ardern’s generic address.
The alleged gunman appeared to have been a lone wolf, say police who are piecing together New Zealand’s worst act of terrorism.
Tarrant, smirked and flashed a White Power sign as he appeared in court yesterday.