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Worshipers ran from gunfire, desperately called police and huddled beneath the benches of two Christchurch mosques before two lightly armed community police officers apparently ran the gunman's car to the side of the road and brought the atrocity to an end after a terrifying 36 minutes.
New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, said the gunman intended to continue his attack if he hadn't been stopped. "There were two other firearms in the vehicle that the offender was in and it absolutely was his intention to continue with his attack," she told reporters.
New Zealand police announced Sunday that 50 people had been killed and 50 others wounded in the unprecedented attack that stunned the nation and the world. The suspect, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, appeared in court Saturday, charged with one count of murder. Ardern said more charges would be laid.