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Christchurch attacker intended to continue rampage when he was arrested



New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern talks about live television after fatal shootings at two mosques in downtown Christchurch, New Zealand on March 1

5, 2019, in this still video from video. TVNZ / via REUTERS TV

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Reuters) – The biggest suspect in New Zealand's worst peacetime massacre, aiming to continue rampage before being caught by police, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday.

"The wrestler was mobile, there were two other firearms in the vehicle that the perpetrator was in and it was definitely his intention to continue with his attack," said Ardern to reporters in Christchurch. The suspect, identified as Brenton Harrison Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian citizen, has been murdered, but Ardern adds that additional charges are likely.

"I am not privileged for a complete division at this time, but it is obvious that young children have become involved in this horrific attack," she said of the victim of the attack.

Reporting by Charlotte Greenfield; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore

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