New Zealand PM received gunman’s ‘manifesto’ minutes before attack

Publish: 5:21 PM, March 17, 2019 | Update: 5:21:PM, March 17, 2019

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand  – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her office received a “manifesto” from the gunman suspected of killing 50 people in two Christchurch mosques minutes before Friday’s attack.

“I was one of more than 30 recipients of the manifesto that was mailed out nine minutes before the attack took place,” Ardern told reporters on Sunday.

“It did not include a location, it did not include specific details,” she said, adding that it was sent to security services within two minutes of receipt.