The New Zealand Prime Minister addressed the nation after a horrific mass murder attack was reported in a mosque.
Reports indicate that a lone killer entered the mosque and began shooting at the attendants at about 1:40 pm local time on Friday.
The Canterbury police tweeted about the situation from their official social media account.
"We have a critical incident in Deans Ave Christchurch," the police tweeted.
"In response to a serious ongoing incident we're locking down number of central city buildings, including the Civic Offices and Central Library," they tweeted.