Police search Christchurch address over mosque threat

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 4 Mar 2020, 4:02PM
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Police search Christchurch address over mosque threat

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 4 Mar 2020, 4:02PM

Police are speaking to a 19-year-old man after a threat was made against Al Noor mosque.

Officers raided a Christchurch property today.

Superintendent John Price, Canterbury District Commander, said a search warrant was executed this morning.

Police found a number of items at the address, including a vehicle, and were speaking to a 19-year-old man from the address, he said.

"The man has been charged on an unrelated matter and police are continuing to gather evidence in relation to the Al Noor incident.

"Police are aware that a number of people have been sharing an image featuring Al Noor mosque, originally published on social media."

Price said the further sharing of the image was causing significant distress and anxiety for members of the community.

The Al Noor mosque was one of two targeted in the March 15 terror attacks.

"This type of imagery has no place in Aotearoa New Zealand," he said.

"It is abhorrent and will not be tolerated.