This is the moment the New Zealand mosque killer’s rampage was cut short after armed police arrested the terrorist who slaughtered 49 worshipers.
The photo shows two officers surrounding 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant who appears to be in military style clothing. One officer can be seen restraining Tarrant after his rampage at the Al Noor Mosque on Friday. The photo shows the terrorist grimacing as two heavily armed police officers stood over him after pulling him from his car.
Fifteen of his 49 victims have been identified by shattered family members, including Palestinian surgeon Dr Amjad Hamid, 57, who had moved to New Zealand with his wife for a better life, and Kuwait futsal goalkeeper Atta Elayyan, 33, who had recently become a father.
A respected cardiologist and a national-level futsal player have been identified as victims of the Christchurch mosque massacre – as a confronting new picture of the killer’s arrest has emerged.
Self-confessed Australian terrorist Brenton Tarrant appeared smirking in court charged with murder on Saturday morning after he opened fire at two mosques in New Zealand’s worst ever mass shooting the previous afternoon.
Another believed to be among the dead is Bangladeshi Husna Parvin, who was reportedly gunned down as she tried to save her wheelchair-bound quadriplegic husband from the shooter.
Three-year-old Mucad Ibrahim was also named among the dead after he passed away in the arms of his father and brother, who only survived because he played dead.
A new photograph of self-professed terrorist Brenton Tarrant grimacing as he’s arrested (pictured) has emerged. Self-confessed Australian terrorist Brenton Tarrant appeared smirking in court charged with murder on Saturday morning after he opened fire at two mosques in New Zealand’s worst ever mass shooting the previous afternoon
National-level futsal player Atta Elayyan (right) was reportedly killed on Friday. He is being remembered as an ‘inspiration’
Also believed to be among the dead is Husna Ara Parvin (pictured), who was reportedly gunned down as she tried to save her quadriplegic husband from the shooter
Three-year-old Mucad Ibrahim (left) was also named among the dead after he passed away in the arms of his father and brother, who only survived because he played dead. Cardiologist Amjad Hamid (right) was mowed down after moving to New Zealand 23 years ago because he wanted a better future for himself and his wife
Also on a dramatic day which saw thousands of Australians and New Zealanders pay tribute with candlelit vigils:
- Australian-born terrorist Brenton Tarrant smiled and made a white supremacist hand gesture in court
- Foreign agencies including MI5 began investigating Tarrant as CCTV emerged of him travelling in Turkey
- The shooter’s grandmother expressed her sorrow as it emerged his mother and sister have gone into hiding
- Daniel John Burrough, 18, was charged with ‘exciting hostility or ill-will’ in relation to the mosque attack
- A huge number of graves were dug in Christchurch as more shattered families paid tribute to victims
- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed that New Zealand’s gun laws would be changed
Tarrant live-streamed his sickening attack on Facebook in which he killed dozens of Muslims during Friday prayers using four guns at two mosques.
Forty-nine people have been confirmed dead as of 3am AEDT, with another 36 remaining in hospital, 11 of which are in intensive care fighting for life.
A further 60 people remain on the official missing persons list, with hope dwindling for distraught family members who haven’t heard from their loved ones.
Desperate pleas for information are intertwined with tributes for the dead, as thousands across the nation mourn.
Kuwait national futsal player Atta Elayyan is among the dead, according to local reports.
This evening people condoled the father of Syed Areeb Ahmed, who was a Pakistani victim of the mass shooting in Christchurch on Friday
Tarrant (pictured in his Year 9 yearbook photo) killed 49 people during twin mosque massacres on Friday. Fifteen of his 49 victims have been identified by shattered family members, including surgeon Dr Amjad Hamid, 57, who had moved to New Zealand with his wife for a better life, and Kuwait futsal goalkeeper Atta Elayyan, 33, who had recently become a father
Foreign border authorities are investigating Tarrant’s movements through Turkey and Bulgaria. He is pictured at an airport in Istanbul in March, 2016
He described himself as an ‘innovator’ and an ‘entrepreneur’, but was best known by New Zealanders for his work on the futsal pitch.
A national-level goalkeeper who also played for the Canterbury men’s team, Elayyan was remembered by former teammates as an ‘inspiration’.
‘My brother, I had the privilege of sharing the court with you for over seven years.
VICTIMS OF THE NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE MASSACRES
As of 3am AEDT Sunday
Mucad Ibrahim, 3
Abdullahi Dirie, 4
Sayyad Milne, 14
Khaled Mustafa and his son Hamza, 16
Naeem Rashid and his son Talha, 21
Ansi Karippakulam Alibava, 25
Atta Elayyan, 33
Dr Haroon Mahmood, 40
Husne Ara Parvin, 42
Mohammad Imran Kahn, 47
Amjad Hamid, 57
Linda Armstrong, 65
Haji-Daoud Nabi, 71
Lilik Abdul Hamid, unknown age
Ashraf Ali, unknown age
Vora Ramiz, 28
Farhaj Ahsan, 30
Mojammel Hoq, 30
Abdelfattah Qasem, 59
Ali Elmadani, 66
Syed Jahandad Ali, 34
Hussain Al-Umari, 36
Osama Adnan, 37
Kamel Darwish, 39
‘Learning together, training together, playing together and most importantly, building a friendship that will last a lifetime.
‘You are an inspiration to everyone and the nicest, most caring person I’ve ever come across.
‘I cannot thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me. Your legacy will live on.’
A tragic three-year-old ‘died in his father’s arms’ during the New Zealand mosque terror attack with his brother only surviving the horror by playing dead, a friend has revealed.
Mucad Ibrahim was attending Friday prayers with his father and older brother Abdi Ibrahim when a gunman stormed the al Noor mosque in Christchurch and opened fire on the worshippers.
It’s believed that at the time of the horrific attack, Mucad ran from the gunman while his father and brother played dead.
His family had been desperately searching for him in the wake of the shooting, but have now paid tribute to the youngster on Facebook.
‘Verily we belong to God and to Him we shall return,’ Mr Ibrahim said, adding: ‘Will miss you dearly brother’.
On Saturday morning, a friend confirmed Mucad had died the previous evening in his father’s arms.
‘Mucaad Ibrahim sadly passed away in his fathers arms, last night, and was taken away by staff,’ he said.
‘RIP my little friend, you will be sorely missed by all. Such a beacon of light,’ he added.
Since Mr Ibrahim confirmed the tragic passing of Mucad, well-wishers have been paying tribute to the little boy.
‘My heart aches for you and your family. Nothing I can say can help, but my sincerest condolences,’ one person wrote.
‘So sad to hear about your loss, may his soul rest in peace, may Allah give patience to your family,’ another added.
A third wrote: ‘Sorry [you] lost your brother abdi . Such a sad time . Stay strong and love to you and your family’.
Another of the victims is 57-year-old cardiologist Amjad Hamid.
The Palestinian national had moved to New Zealand 23 years ago because he wanted a better future for himself and his wife.
He has not been seen since the Friday attacks and his family believe he has died.
‘It’s terrible … we were hoping to find a better future for us and for the children we were planning to have,’ his wife Hanan told
She described her husband as a ‘very kind man’, who is leaving behind two sons, 20 and 22.
Mucad Ibrahim (pictured left) was attending Friday prayers with his father and older brother Abdi Ibrahim (pictured right) when a gunman stormed the Al Noor mosque
Mucad (pictured) reportedly ran from the attacker while his father and brother played dead
Haji Daoud Nabi (pictured), 71, a father-of-five and retired engineer, moved to New Zealand from Afghanistan in 1977 and set up a new life as one of the ‘first Muslims in New Zealand’. He is thought to be among the dead in the Christchurch shooting
Naeem Rashid (pictured), from Abbottabad in Pakistan, was hailed a hero after he tried to wrestle the gun from the Christchurch shooter on Friday. But he was badly wounded after sadly died later in hospital
Mr Rashid (centre) worked in Pakistan at a private bank before moving to Christchurch where he worked as a teacher. In a tragic twist, Mr Rashid’s 21-year-old son, Talha, also lost his life during the mass shooting
Revealed: Turkey releases CCTV of Christchurch terror suspect at Istanbul airport as officials probe his ‘extended period in country’ – as photo emerges of his visit to North Korea
Turkish authorities have released a CCTV picture of the
Australian-born Brenton Tarrant, 28, allegedly livestreamed his sickening attack on two Christchurch mosques on Friday, leaving 49 dead.
Ankara on Friday said it was investigating Tarrant’s multiple visits to Turkey, and who he might have met while he was there during an ‘extended period of time in the country.’
The Bulgarian government has also said it was looking into Tarrant, who apparently visited the country late last year, as well as Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A map showing the countries Brenton Tarrant is said to have visited during his seven years of travelling from 2011 to 2018
Tarrant is said to have set off on a journey around the world in 2011, following the death of his father Rodney, taking in Turkey in 2016, as well as the Balkans and Pakistan in late last year.
Along his weapons Tarrant had scrawled names in English and Cyrillic of numerous military figures – many of them Europeans involved in fighting the Ottomans in the 15th and 16th centuries. A few took part in the Crusades, centuries earlier.
In a previous Facebook message about his sojourn in Pakistan on Facebook, Tarrant wrote: ‘an incredible place filled with the most earnest, kindhearted and hospitable people in the world,’
‘The beauty of hunza and nagar valley in autumn cannot be beat,’ he stated.
Tarrant claimed in a so-called ‘manifesto’ to have made money trading Bitcoin, enabling him to travel the world. He is said to have visited a wide range of countries including North Korea, Japan and India.
He visited Bulgaria from November 9 to 15 last year claiming he wanted ‘to visit historical sites and study the history of the Balkan country’, according to Bulgaria’s public prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov.
Tsatsarov said he hoped the inquiry would establish if this was ‘correct or if he had other objectives’.
Tarrant pictured in North Korea in this undated photo – he travelled across Asia after leaving New Zealand in 2011
Turkish border authorities are also examining two trips by Tarrant to the country in 2016, CCTV footage capturing him walking through the airport in March, 2016.
A senior Turkish official says Tarrant spent an ‘extended period of time in the country’ across multiple trips.
He says the suspect may have also travelled to countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
The official says an investigation is underway of ‘the suspect’s movements and contacts within the country’.
A picture posted on social media by a Pakistani hotel manager in 2018 appears to show him in the country during his time abroad.
But at some point he seems to have become obsessed with terrorist attacks that happened in Europe between 2016 and 2017. His ranting manifesto is filled with Neo-Nazi ideology and hatred for Muslim people.
Haji Daoud Nabi, 71, Naeem Rashid and his 21-year-old son Talha are among those now named. With Abdul Hamid, Khaled Haj Musatafa and Ashraf Ali also among those thought to be dead.
And also today, tributes were paid to Sayyad Milne, who is just 14-years-old, both thought to have died in the tragic shooting.
Mr Nabi, a father-of-five and retired engineer, moved to New Zealand from Afghanistan in 1977 and set up a new life as one of the ‘first Muslims in New Zealand’.
Two of his sons Omar Nabi, 43, and Yama Nabi, 45, appeared outside Christchurch District Court on Saturday morning where they shared photos of their father.
The pair were told to expect the worst on Friday afternoon after their father hadn’t returned from his Friday prayers.
Naeem Rashid, from Abbottabad in Pakistan, was hailed a hero after he tried to wrestle the gun from the Christchurch shooter on Friday.
He was badly wounded after he launched himself at the shooter in a bid to protect fellow worshippers.
He was rushed to hospital following the attack, but later died.
Two of Mr Nabi’s sons Omar Nabi, 43, and Yama Nabi, 45, appeared outside Christchurch District Court on Saturday morning where they shared photos of their father
Omar (pictured) said his father was one of the first Muslims in New Zealand, opening the Tuam Street mosque in Christchurch, after discovering the country was a ‘slice of paradise’
A Facebook appeal has been issued for missing man Lilik Abdul Hamid (pictured), who is thought to have died in the mosque
Mr Rashid worked in Pakistan at a private bank before moving to Christchurch where he worked as a teacher.
In a tragic twist, Mr Rashid’s 21-year-old son, Talha, also lost his life during the mass shooting.
Dr Khursheed confirmed to
A Facebook appeal was issued for missing man Lilik Abdul Hamid but it has since been confirmed he did not survive.
‘A friend of one struggle… has passed away in New Zealand… the victim of NZ animal terrorist,’ a relative wrote on Facebook.
‘All Muslims are grieving and pray for you.’
Born in Indonesia, Mr Abdul Hamid was a practicing Muslim who lived in Christchurch.
Cashmere High School student Sayyad Milne (pictured), 14, who was at Friday prayers when the shooting started, is believed to be dead. Although it’s not been officially confirmed, his father has spoken of his loss
Cashmere High School student Sayyad Milne, 14, who was at Friday prayers when the shooting started, is believed to be dead.
Although it’s not been officially confirmed, his father has spoken of his loss.
‘I’ve lost my little boy, he’s just turned 14,’ his devastated father John Milne told NZME.
‘I haven’t heard officially yet that he’s actually passed but I know he has because he was seen.
‘[I’m] keeping it together and tears are helping. People are helping. Just by being here, it is helping,’ he added.
Ashraf Ali, a respected imam at the Masjid Al Noor mosque who was originally from Fiji, is also believed to be among the dead.
Ashraf Ali (pictured) a respected imam at the Masjid Al Noor mosque who was originally from Fiji, is also thought to be among the dead
Abdul Qayyum (pictured) a close friend of Ashraf Ali, who is confirmed dead, said he will always remember his ‘quiet’ friend’s laugh
‘We went to school together,’ his friend Abdul Qayyum told Daily Mail Australia, before weeping.
They were meant to go to a gathering in their home country in a few weeks, but it won’t be happening now.
Mr Qayyum said he will always remember his ‘quiet’ friend’s laugh.
‘There was a game we used to play called ‘Last Card’ .
‘Every time I saw him I called him last card and when he saw me he called me last card,’ he chuckled.
Husna Ara Parvin was reportedly gunned down as she tried to save her quadriplegic husband from the shooter, according to The Bangla Tribune.
Parvin was shot when she tried to save her wheelchair-bound husband Farid Uddin.
The couple had been at the Al Noor Mosque, which has two sections – one for men and the other for women.
‘Khala (aunt) went to the women’s section of the mosque after leaving her paralysed husband at the men’s section on a wheelchair,’ her nephew said.
‘She came out when she heard gunshots. She died on the spot as she approached the men’s section to save her husband.’
Farid survived the attack as others in the mosque wheeled him to safety when the shooting began.
He and his wife have a daughter.
Dr Haroon Mahmood (pictured) leaves a wife and two children aged 13 and 11
Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Street Station was lit up in the colours of the New Zealand flag in a show of solidarity
Sydney’s iconic Opera House had an image of the Silver Fern of New Zealand projected onto its sails
Forty-nine prayer mats were laid out on the steps of the State Library of Victoria, one for each victim killed in Christchurch
Many are still missing following the tragic shooting, with a spokesman for Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirming that five Pakistani citizens are unaccounted for.
The Pakistan Association of New Zealand (PANZ) confirmed 34-year-old Syed Jahandad Ali was also missing.
A work colleague reportedly saw Mr Ali heading to the mosque just after 1pm on Friday.
Other missing victims are understood to be Vora Ramiz, 28, and 36-year-old Hussain Al Umari.
Al Umari’s family have registered him as missing after he was not among the injured rushed to Christchurch Hospital on Friday afternoon.
‘We are just praying and trying to be patient,’ Al Umari’s sister Aya said. ‘I feel for those who already know the fate of their loved ones. We have to be strong and stay together.’
The Al Umari family moved to New Zealand from the United Arab Emirates 22 years ago.
A spokesman for Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that five Pakistani citizens are missing (pictured missing person Syed Jahandad Ali)
Indian politician Asaduddin Owaisi confirmed on Twitter Farhaj Ahsan, whose parents live in Hyderabad, was also reported missing.
Mr Owaisi has also requested support of authorities in helping a Hyderabad resident travel to New Zealand to see his brother who was reportedly shot in the chest.
‘A video from Christchurch shows one Ahmed Jehangir who was shot. His brother Iqbal Jehangir is a resident of Hyderabad and would like to go to NZ for Ahmed’s family,’ Mr Owaisi tweeted.
At least one Jordanian was killed in the attacks and two are critical among the eight injured, Jordan’s Foreign Ministry announced, according to
Khaled Haj Musatafa was reportedly confirmed dead while Jordanian barber Wasseim Alsati and his daughter were critically injured.
Mr Alsati, who moved to New Zealand for a better life, is recovering in hospital where he shared a video to social media.
Abdulrahman Hashi, 60, a preacher at Dar Al Hijrah Mosque in Minneapolis, told The Washington Post that his four-year-old nephew was killed in the attack.
Indian politician Asaduddin Owaisi confirmed Farhaj Ahsan was also reported missing on Twitter
At least one Jordanian was killed in the attacks and two are critical among the eight injured, Jordan’s Foreign Ministry announced
Mr Hashi said his brother-in-law Adan Ibrahin Dirie was in hospital after suffering a gunshot wound.
He had been praying with his five children who all managed to escape except the youngest child who was killed.
Others still missing include Kamel Darwish and former Muslim Association of Canterbury secretary Abdelfattah Qasem.
Mr Qasem is currently listed as missing and initial reports indicated he was spotted gravely injured in the mosque.
A woman was pictured outside a community center near Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch said her husband has been missing since Friday’s mosque attack.
A woman (pictured) was seen distressed outside a community center near Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, and said her husband has been missing since Friday’s mosque attack
The woman was pictured holding up pictures of her missing husband on her mobile phone. He’s not been seen since the attack
Additionally, a toddler and a teenager boy are among the victims in need of urgent hospital treatment following the New Zealand mosque massacre, Christchurch Hospital’s head of surgery Greg Robertson confirmed.
The two-year-old boy and 13-year-old boy were rushed to hospital following the mosque terrorist attack. Both are now in a stable condition.
A four-year-old girl has also been left in critical condition and has been transferred from Christchurch hospital to the Starship Hospital, a children’s hospital in Auckland.
Mr Robertson confirmed medical staff are continuing to provide care for 39 injured patients.
Christchurch Hospital’s head of surgery Greg Robertson (pictured) confirmed a four-year-old girl is in critical condition following the shooting
Out of the 48 patients admitted to hospital, seven individuals have now been discharged.
‘The 36 in hospital also include two children that remain within our care. Both are boys, one is aged two, and the other is aged 13,’ Mr Robertson told reporters.
‘Both are in a stable condition. As you would expect, the wounds from gunshots are often quite significant,’ he added.
The surgeon also confirmed that four patients had passed away while they were being transported to the hospital.
He also said that while the victims ranged in age from ‘very young to quite elderly’ in the main the majority of patients were males in the age range of thirties to forties.
‘Of the 36 patients that remain in hospital, 11 of them are in the intensive care unit, including one female aged in her mid-20s.
‘All of those in ICU are what we would consider critically ill,’ the surgeon said.
While some patients remain in a stable condition, the surgeon confirmed that others are not.
He added that 12 operating theatres worked throughout the night.
Many victims will need ongoing care.
‘As you appreciate, there is usually not just one system involved, and we are using all of our surgical services in their different specialties to deliver care for the patients as they need it,’ he added.