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Christchurch attack: Ardern's office received 'manifesto' before massacre – latest updates | World news

Abdul Aziz is being hailed as a hero for preventing more deaths during Friday prayers at the Linwood mosque in Christchurch. Photograph: Vincent Thian/AP Associated Press has spoken to Abdul Aziz, the man who chased the alleged gunman from the Linwood mosque with a credit card machine. When the gunman entered the mosque Aziz, 48, picked up the first thing he could find, a credit card machine, and ran outside screaming “come here”, AP reports.Aziz is being hailed as a hero for preventing more deaths during Friday prayers at the Linwood mosque in Christchurch after leading the gunman in a cat-and-mouse chase before scaring him into speeding away in his car.But Aziz, whose four sons and dozens of others remained in the mosque while he faced off with the gunman, said he thinks it’s what anyone would have done.Latef Alabi, the Linwood mosque’s acting imam, said the death toll would have been far higher at the Linwood mosque if it wasn’t for Aziz.Alabi said he heard a voice outside the mosque at about 1.55pm and stopped the prayer he was leading and peeked out the window. He saw a guy in black military-style gear and a helmet holding a large gun, and assumed it was a police officer. Then he saw two bodies and heard the gunman yelling obscenities.“I realised this is something else. This is a killer,” he said.He yelled at the congregation of more than 80 to get down. They hesitated. A shot rang out, a window shattered and a body fell, and people began to realise it was for real.“Then this brother came over. He went after him, and he managed to overpower him, and that’s how we were saved,” Alabi said, referring to Aziz. “Otherwise, if he managed to come into the mosque,...

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