The New York Times reports:
Six people were injured in a knife attack at a supermarket in New Zealand on Friday, an outburst of violence that the prime minister labeled a “terrorist attack” that had been carried out by a “violent extremist” inspired by the Islamic State.
The suspect, a Sri Lankan national, was shot and killed by the police, officials said. He had been under constant, active surveillance at the time of the attack at the market in West Auckland, they said. The suspect was not immediately identified.
“A violent extremist undertook a terrorist attack on innocent New Zealanders in the New Lynn Countdown in Auckland,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said at a news conference, referring to the supermarket.
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New Zealand authorities were so worried about an Islamic extremist that they were following him around-the-clock. They were able to shoot and kill him within 60 seconds of him unleashing a frenzied knife attack that wounded six people Friday. https://t.co/gvmPS8sDUq
— NPR (@NPR) September 3, 2021
Breaking News: Six people were injured in a knife attack at a supermarket in New Zealand. The prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, called it a “terrorist attack” that had been carried out by a “violent extremist” inspired by the Islamic State. https://t.co/s33q3KDro1
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 3, 2021