RELEASED: Police had arrested the alleged Christchurch shooter a few minutes earlier and saved eight lives if he had no chance of a BUS flight – because the exact & # 39; timeline of terror & # 39; has been released
- A bus passed the exact moment when the Australian Brenton Tarrant reportedly drove away from the Al-Noor mosque
- Officers did not know that the suspect was just meters away and left the scene to continue the attack
- The white supremacist Tarrant slipped away and allegedly drove through the city to the Linwood mosque
- There he reportedly killed eight more Muslims, bringing the death toll of the March 15 attack to 50
New Zealand police missed a chance to arrest the alleged Christchurch terrorist before he attacked the second mosque, revealing a new timeline of the atrocity.
A bus passed just as the Australian Brenton Tarrant drove away from the Al-Noor mosque, so the officers couldn't see him when they arrived.
The officers, unaware of the suspect, stood just meters away and left the scene to continue the attack, rushing to help horribly wounded victims outside the mosque.
The white supremacist Tarrant slipped away and drove through the city to the Linwood mosque where he reportedly butchered eight more Muslims, bringing the death toll of the March 15 terrorist attack to 50.
A new police timeline, released on Wednesday, shows what happened in the 18 minutes of chaos between police who received a call and made an arrest.
New Zealand police missed an opportunity to arrest the alleged Christchurch terrorist before attacking a second mosque, revealing a new timeline of the attack
At 1.40 pm an email with the manifest as an attachment will be received by a number of people, including the parliamentary services.
At 13.40.44 Parliamentary Services calls the police in a conversation about the 12-minute manifesto.
While police personnel were talking to parliamentary services, the attack on Al Noor mosque was already underway and started 44 seconds prior to the call of parliamentary services.
A minute later at 1.41 pm the police receive the first 111 call.
By 13.43 all available units are en route to the Al Noor mosque.
Armed Offenders Squad members are the first to get to the scene at 13.46.
They leave their vehicle, start approaching the mosque and one member stops to help a victim with a critically injured person.
Two local New Zealand police officers drag Christchurch terrorist Brenton Tarrant along a footpath while arresting him
At this point, the alleged perpetrator leaves the area and his vehicle is obscured by a bus in front of officers.
At the moment there is no vehicle description, no information that a perpetrator has left the mosque, or how many shooters there are.
First responders arrive at the Al Noor mosque at around 13.51.
It takes the murdered offender six minutes to get to the Linwood Mosque and he is three minutes away and leaves at 1.55 p.m.
At 1.56 pm the police receive information that shots have been fired at the Christchurch Emergency Department.
It turned out later that no shots had been fired at the hospital.
Sixteen seconds later at 13.56 a police member warns a police car to advise that shots have been fired in Linwood.
The man charged with the Christchurch massacre, Brenton Tarrant, gestures in the dock for his appearance for murder in the Christchurch District Court on March 16, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand
At 1.57 p.m. the vehicle is seen by a police unit in Brougham Street and a chase is started.
The vehicle is stopped at 1.59 pm and the perpetrator is arrested. The police also arrive at Linwood Mosque at 13.59.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush said the police response was quick and he was proud of officers who did their job so well.
& # 39; There are 18 minutes from the time of the first call to 111 to arrest the perpetrator, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I confirm my previous comments that the police personnel acted as quickly as humanly possible given the rapidly unfolding nature of the event and the information available to us in that very short time. & # 39;
He added: “I remain incredibly proud of the staff who responded on March 15 and I continue to receive praise and admiration from people here and abroad for the actions of the staff, both on the day and in the weeks & # 39;