Father caught in Christchurch mosque attack picked up credit card machine and threw it at terrorist

Mail Online | 3/16/2019 | James Gant For Mailonline
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A heroic father grabbed accused Christchurch terrorist Brenton Tarrant's gun and forced him away from a mosque - bringing an end to the gunman's killing spree.

Abdul Aziz, 48, is being hailed a hero for preventing more deaths at the Linwood mosque after scaring the alleged killer into his car.

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But Aziz, whose four sons remained in the mosque while he faced off Tarrant, said he thinks it is what anyone would have done.

At least 49 people were killed after Tarrant allegedly attacked two mosques in the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand since 1983.

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The Australian is believed to have killed 41 people at the Al Noor mosque before driving about three miles across town to attack the Linwood mosque - where seven people were killed and one later died in hospital.

White supremacist Tarrant, 28, has been charged with one count of murder in the slayings and in a court appearance today a judge said it was reasonable to assume more charges would follow.

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Daniel John Burrough, 18, was also charged with 'exciting hostility or ill-will' in relation to the mosque attacks but he did not appear in court with Tarrant yesterday.

Police arrested three men - including Tarrant and Burrough - and a woman following the attack.

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The unnamed woman remains in custody, while the third man who was arrested is not linked with the attacks and has been released.

A member of the public tried to storm the court to 'knife' the attacker before proceedings began, as citizens were barred from attending.

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Reliving the attack, Mr Aziz said he ran outside screaming in a bid to cause a distraction.

He said the gunman ran back to his car to get another gun, so he threw a credit card machine at him.


He said he could hear his two youngest sons, 11 and five, urging him to...
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