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New Zealand mass shooting suspect remanded until April 5

Members of the media wait at a gate as police and military personnel work at the carpark compound of the district court after Friday’s mosque attacks, in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – The primary suspect in the mass shooting at a mosque in New Zealand’s Christchurch was remanded without plea until his next appearance in the High Court on April 5.

The suspect was identified as 28-year-old Brenton Harrison Tarrant.

Tarrant appeared before a New Zealand district court judge, charged with murder. His hands were handcuffed and he was wearing white prison attire.

Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editig by Tom Brown

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