New Zealand police arrest man attacking on Parliament

2021-01-13 01:05:12 GMT2021-01-13 09:05:12(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

WELLINGTON, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- The New Zealand police arrested a 31-year-old man after he launched an axe attack on the Parliament Wednesday morning.

The man is expected to appear at Wellington District Court later on Wednesday.

Police were alarmed early in the morning after the man was seen with the axe before the Parliament. He smashed five glass panels at the main entrance.

Workers were seen cleaning up the glass debris at the entrance, according to the local media.

The motivation for the attack is not clear, and the man was charged with intentional damage and possession of an offensive weapon, local media reported.

The man did not try to enter the Parliament, according to the police. Enditem