Accused in terror attack threat also charged with distributing terrorist manifesto

A man who allegedly threatened to carry out a terror attack involving car bombs in Christchurch has also been charged with distributing the March 15 terrorists manifesto.
The 27-year-old appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Friday morning on seven new charges of supplying the terrorists manifesto to others.

He also faces a charge of threatening to kill after he allegedly made a series of online posts threatening to carry out a terror attack involving car bombs on the second anniversary of the Marc h15 mosque massacre.

The defendant, who has interim name suppression, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.


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The accused, who wore a green Corrections hoodie, seemed mindful to keep his back turned to public gallery and did not speak during the appearance.

Police received information through the Crimestoppers tip line on March 2 about a series of posts on 4chan, an anonymous online message board frequented by far-right individuals. The posts had been made two days earlier.

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Police raid a property Devonport Ln in St Albans, Christchurch, after a person made a series of online posts threatening a terror attack. (Video first published on March 4, 2021)

Following the tip-off, Stuff understands police identified the suspect themselves, after obtaining information from 4chan.

The accused was arrested on the evening of March 4 and first appeared in court the following day.

He has been remanded in custody to April.

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