Brenton Tarrant, charged with murder in Friday’s terrorist attack shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 49 people, livestreamed his own rampage, the most deadly massacre in the nation’s history.
Tarrant is a 28-year-old white male with white supremacist views. He captured the deadly incident at Masjid Al Noor mosque in a 17-minute video taken on a helmet camera.
Here’s what we know about him:
Tarrant, 28, was born in nearby Australia, the country’s Prime Minster Scott Morrison confirmed, according to the New Zealand Herald. Morrision called Tarrant “an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist.”
Media reports have found that Tarrant is from Grafton, a town of around 19,000 people in New South Wales, Australia. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/03/15/new-zealand-christchurch-mosque-shootings-who-brenton-tarrant/3172550002/