Police maintained a high-profile presence in Christchurch on Monday as schools and businesses started the working week following the Friday terror attacks on two mosques that left 50 dead. High security in Christchurch New Zealand remained on high security alert Monday. Police Commissioner Mike Bush said an extra 200 officers would be on duty in Christchurch, as helicopters flew over the city. Residents have returned to schools and officers which had been been locked down for several hours after Friday’s attack. The airport in Dunedin, where Tarrant had lived, was reopened after a security scare caused by a suspicious object found Sunday evening, which forced its closure. New charges and ongoing investigation On Monday afternoon an 18-year-old man appeared in a Christchurch court, charged with distributing the livestream video of the shooting and allegedly posting a photo of the mosque with the words “target acquired”; however investigators said he was not believed to have been directly involved in the attacks. Meanwhile the accused shooter Tarrant said he did not want a lawyer and would represent himself in the case. Earlier in the day Australian police announced they searched two homes in New South Wales in order to gather material related to Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian citizen who was from this… Read full this story
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