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Two people arrested over threats against Christchurch mosque

Ambulance staff tend to a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch. Photo / AP. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

CHRISTCHURCH, Mar 4, 2021, RNZ. The arrests come less than two weeks out from the second anniversary of the terror attacks at the mosques in which 51 people were killed, Radio New Zealand reported.

Canterbury District commander superintendent John Price said in a statement the two people in custody were assisting with police inquiries and no charges had been laid.

“We take all threats of this nature seriously and we are working closely with our Muslim community.

“Any messages of hate or people wanting to cause harm in our community will not be tolerated – it’s not the Kiwi way.”

Price said inquiries were ongoing, so police could not provide further detail on the nature of the threat.

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