Australian household of Christchurch mosque attacker aiding police with inquiries

Australian police say the household of the suspect within the New Zealand mosque shootings helps their investigation.

New South Wales state Police Commissioner Mick Fuller says his officers are investigating to assist New Zealand police and to make sure the protection of residents within the Australian state the place suspect Brenton Tarrant is from.

Fuller says Tarrant’s household is from the northern New South Wales city of Grafton and contacted police after seeing media studies of the shootings that killed no less than 49, studies NewstalkZB.

He says Tarrant has spent little time in Australia previously 4 years.

Australia’s Appearing Deputy Commissioner, Michael Prepared, says they’re taking a look at whether or not he had any extremist connections in Australia.

“What I can advise in the mean time is that now we have no info to counsel that there’s an risk to this act of terror over in New Zealand to New South Wales or Australia in the mean time.”

Prepared says Tarrant was solely recognized to police for “minor site visitors issues.”

Prepared says there is not any info to counsel any additional risk in New Zealand or Australia.