NEW ZEALAND ARREST New Zealand police arrest man in Christchurch after reports of bomb threat


New Zealand police responded to an incident, arresting a man in Christchurch on Tuesday following reports of a possible bomb threat in the city, where 50 people were killed in attacks by a lone gunman on two mosques in March.

Police cordoned off streets in the Phillipstown area of the city on New Zealand’s South Island, with a bomb disposal team, ambulance and fire and emergency crews sent to the scene, according to a police statement.

“A 33-year-old man has been arrested and is currently speaking to police in regards to the incident,” the statement said and added that a no-fly zone was also established.

No further details were available about the nature of the incident but New Zealand media reported there had been a potential bomb threat.