Man shot dead after New Zealand stabbing attack, PM terms it ‘Terrorist Attack’

Man shot dead after New Zealand stabbing attack, PM terms it 'Terrorist Attack'
Man shot dead after New Zealand stabbing attack, PM terms it 'Terrorist Attack'

After stabbing and leaving 6 people injured, a violent extremist was shot dead in Auckland Supermarket. The police neutralized the extremist within 60 seconds.

PM Jacinda Arden stated that this attack was a terrorist attack. The person was a Sri Lankan national. He was under police surveillance. The man who made this attack had not been identified till now. This person was said to be a supporter of the Islamic State terrorist group.

PM Ardern, while talking to the reporters during the press conference, said, “What happened today was despicable, it was hateful, it was wrong. It was carried out by an individual, not a faith.”

According to the health officials, three people out of the six who were attacked have been reported to be in severe conditions.

The mayor of Auckland, Phil Goff, said that the hospital staff have been performing every possible thing that they could save the lives of critical cases. They all are horrified after listening about the incident, but he is happy as justice have been delivered easily.

This incident took place in the Countdown supermarket at LynnMall in the New Lynn district in the afternoon of Friday.

Before getting shot, the attacker ran and took a large knife from some display of any shop from the store. After that, he goes on stabbing the people and at last, in a short period of response, police shot him dead.

Due to the court suppression orders that arrived in New Zealand in October 2011, the identity of the attacker can not be revealed. He grew into a person of a national security interest in 2016.

PM Ardern said that until Friday, he had not committed any offence. When asked about the man’s motivations, she said they were “Isis-inspired”. He was known to multiple agencies and was also on a terror watchlist.

PM Ardern said that until Friday, he had not committed any offence. When asked about the man’s motivations, she said they were “Isis-inspired”.