NZ police arrest two for threat to mosques

New Zealand police said on Thursday (March 4) they have arrested two people following a threat made against the mosques that were the scene of mass murder in Christchurch two years ago.

Police said an online threat was made earlier this week against the Al Noor mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre, which was targeted by a white supremacist in 2019.

The attack killed 51 people and was New Zealand's most deadly shooting.

No information was given about the threat, nor the suspect, and no charges have been laid yet, police said.

New Zealand is on heightened alert ahead of the March 15 anniversary of the Christchurch attacks.