New Zealand police shot dead a “violent extremist” known to police on Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, adding that she had killed at least six people in a supermarket in Auckland. He was stabbed and injured.
“A violent extremist has carried out a terrorist attack on innocent New Zealanders,” Ordner said in a briefing.
The man, a Sri Lankan citizen, came in, Arden said. New Zealand In 2011 and was on the terror watch list, he entered a shopping mall in the suburbs of Auckland, grabbed a knife from a display and walked over to it. Stabbing.
The man killed within 60 seconds of launching the attack, he said, adding that he was affected. Islamic State Group.
He said six people were injured, three in critical condition, and opened fire within 60 seconds of the attack before police were monitoring them.
“What happened today was disgusting, it was disgusting, it was wrong,” Ardern said, adding that it was not representative of any faith or community.
Ardern said she is limited to what she can say publicly, who has been under surveillance since 2016, as she was the subject of removal orders.
Police Commissioner Andrew Coaster said authorities believe the man is working alone and there is no further threat to the community.
‘He has a knife’
A video posted on social media shows shoppers at the New Lin Supermarket shortly after the attacker was killed.
“Someone brought a knife here … he got a knife,” a woman could be heard saying. “Someone was stabbed.”
Gun shots: Scenes during an armed robbery attempt in New Zealand’s New Lynn, Count Down Linmal, where a man shot and wounded several people. The assailant was later shot dead by police.
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A guard told people to fire about six shots shortly before leaving the mall.
The St. John’s Ambulance Service told Reuters in a statement that three of the six injured were in critical condition, one in critical condition and the other in moderate condition.
Eyewitnesses told reporters outside the mall that they saw several people lying on the floor. Another said he heard gunshots as he ran from the supermarket.
Earlier, videos posted online showed frightened shoppers running out of the mall and looking for cover.
New Zealand has been on the lookout for attacks since a white supremacist gunman. At least 51 people have been killed in two mosques in Christchurch On March 15, 2019
In May, four people were stabbed in a Dunedin supermarket on the South Island of New Zealand.
(France 24 with AFP and Reuters)