NZ lowers terror threat level; police disarmed | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 18, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, April 18, 2019

NZ lowers terror threat level; police disarmed

New Zealand police yesterday ended the routine arming of frontline officers as the terrorism threat level was lowered a month after the Christchurch mosques massacre. Police and security agencies reduced the threat level from high to medium, meaning authorities judge that another attack, violent criminal behaviour, or violent protest remains “feasible” rather than “very likely”.  Frontline New Zealand police have historically not carried firearms and many people were shocked to see them heavily armed after 50 Muslims were gunned down while at Friday prayers.

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