NZ mosque shooting suspect Australian: Aust PM

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: Getty Images/ File photo
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: Getty Images/ File photo
An Australian-born citizen has been taken into New Zealand police custody over the Christchurch mosque shootings, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.

Mr Morrison met with Australian security agency officials on Friday in the wake of the shooting which has claimed multiple lives.

"I can confirm that the individual who was taken into custody I have been advised is an Australian-born citizen," he told reporters in Sydney on Friday.

"Obviously that element of the investigation Australian authorities are involved in.

Comments

Information by Paul Buchanan, Security Analyst, RNZ.

The terrorist was born in Australia, but grew up in Christchurch.

He is a white supremacist (confirmed by the NZ PM).

GCSB were looking the wrong way.