Brenton Harrison Tarrant was accused of killing a court in Christchurch on Saturday. He was remanded in custody to reappear in court on April 5, with officials saying he would face more charges.
Shortly before the shooting began, an 87-page manifesto was posted on social media under the name of Brenton Tarrant. This document is full of reproach, clear red herrings and allusions in online meme culture, suggesting an internet-driven evolution of nationalist anger.
The residents of his former town, Tarrant, 28, seemed a "fairly normal" 19659004] He had no criminal history in New Zealand or Australia and did not get the attention of the intelligence community for extreme views, which used to work at Big River Squash & Fitness Center in the northern town of New South Wales of Grafton.
Gym manager Tracey Gray, who worked at Tarrant for several years later 2000s, told CNN affiliate Nine News he was shocked at his alleged role in the attack.
He was "a man of the next generation," Gray said. "He never showed any extremes of extremist views or any corrupt behavior."
Gray wondered if Tarrant could be radicalized during a trip to Europe and Asia in early 2010.
"I do not believe that someone I
Travel Tarrant in Turkey, Pakistan and other countries
Tarrant traveled to Turkey many times and "spent an extended period of time in the country," a senior Turkish official told CNN on Saturday.  He recently traveled to Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary, Bulgaria's general prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov told reporters, according to news agency agency BTA. In 2016, Tarrant visited Montenegro and Serbia, Tsatsarov said.
Tarrant is also believed to have spent time in northern Pakistan. Speaking to CNN on Saturday, the owner of the Osho Thang Hotel in Nagar, in the northern part of the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, says by Tarrant visited his hotel in October 2018. The hotel owner, who did not want to be named for security reasons, described Tarrant as a "regular tourist."
"All I remember is that he is a fan of local food, he leaves the hotel in the morning and returns at night," he said. Tarrant's family in Grafton, Australia
Tarrant's father, Rodney Tarrant, died of cancer aged 49 in April 2010, according to a death of the Day of Examiner at Grafton. He was described as a "dedicated family person" and "competitive athlete." According to her death, Tarrant's father was separated from her mother when she was a boy.
Tarrant's family is currently "cooperating and cooperating" with investigations from Grafton, about 400 miles north of Sydney, local police said on CNN.
Acting Mayor of Clarence Valley in Australia, Jason Kingsley, says Tarrant's alleged action does not show Grafton or Australia. Kingsley asked for solitude in a "dark day," and consideration for family and friends of the "individual."
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel said the suspect predicted New Zealand for its reputation as a safe space.
"This kind of extremism is not something we see here, but he is not here," she says. . "He came here with hate in his heart and intends to kill his mind So he did not get his anger here. He came here to carry out the act of terrorism."
How Tarrant got his guns
The shooter used five guns, including two semi-automatic weapons and two shotguns – weapons that were legally acquired, Ardern.
The Prime Minister said the shooter had a "Category A" gun license, acquired in November 2017. According to the police, a common gun license allows the owner to acquire any number of sporting rifles and shotgun.
Authorities said that one of the guns used in shootings was changed by
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern swore to change New Zealand gun laws – considered relatively Relaxing compared to most western countries outside the US — in response to the attack.