It’s being reported that at least 49 people are now dead and 20 people have been injured after shootings at two mosques in Christchurch. The attacks happened during afternoon prayers.
Three men and a woman have been arrested.
Officers say a number of explosive devices including some attached to vehicles have also been made safe.
One of the shooters live streamed the shooting on social media. A spokeswoman for Facebook New Zealand, has confirmed that videos which appeared to show the Christchurch shootings have been taken down.