Christchurch shootings: Attack suspect Brenton Tarrant appears in court

Amman, The main suspect in the terrorist attack that killed 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.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern said 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.

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.

Ardern called the attack “an act of terror”.

Source: Jordan News Agency