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Christchurch Mosque shooting UPDATE

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Police in Christchurch now have three men and a woman  in custody after a dramatic roadside arrest and the shooting of at least 27 people at two mosques and a high school.

The New Zealand media is reporting that one of the gunman is Australian man Brendon Tarrant, who live-streamed the shooting on social media 

His Twitter account has been suspended and the video removed from YouTube

In lengthy online manifesto , he describes himself as "...just an ordinary white man, 28 years old, born in Australia to a working class low-income family...".

He writes he will plead guilty if he goes to trial and, if he doesn't survive, he'll "...see you all in Valhalla...".

The drama unfolded around 1.30 p.m. New Zealand time