The author of the supremacist massacre of mid-March in New Zealand, Brenton Tarrant, was denounced in 2016 for a death threat on Facebook, in response to which the police advised the complainant to block him on the social network, local media reported today.
The Australian chain ABC published a screenshot of the conversation in August 2016 between Tarrant and a man from the city of Melbourne, who did not want to be identified, in which the author of the attack, which caused 50 deaths in two New Zealand mosques, He told him: "If you are a Marxist, I hope that one day you will find yourself with the gallows".
The phrase alludes to a white supremacist novel that has inspired hate crimes and terrorist acts and alludes to the public execution of the "traitors to the race" as professors, lawyers and journalists, according to the ABC.
The threat, in which Tarrant said "choose your words carefully" and "think who you insult" came after his interlocutor criticized the former leader of the United Patriotic Front (UPF) after a protest against immigration organized by this group in the city of Melbourne.
"When you speak against UPF you do it against my right to welcome my people and my culture," said Tarrant in that Facebook message.
The man reported the incident in September 2016 before a Melbourne police station, but according to his version, the agents recommended blocking the 28-year-old physical execrator from social networks and did not take a formal statement.
The State of Victoria Police, whose capital is Melbourne, told ABC that based on the information provided, it has not been able to identify the alleged complaint, although he said it monitors "the people who pose a threat to the community."
The alleged victim of the Tarrant threat said he was shocked and guilty to learn that he was the author of the supramacist attack in the city of Christchurch, which killed 50 people and injured as many others.
"At that time I thought that (I) was the only one in danger," he admitted.
Tarrant, who is awaiting trial on 50 counts of murder and 39 of attempted murder, had no police record, but after the attack it was known that he traveled to several countries in Asia and Europe and even made a donation to an Austrian supremacist group last year.
The Australian, who transmitted the attack for 17 minutes and published his extremist ideology on social networks, identified his targets two days before and even disclosed the photograph of the Al Noor mosque, which he attacked along with Linwood's.
A New Zealand official commission investigates the context of the attack, including the background of the attacker, the role of social networks and the intelligence and security agencies, which have been criticized for not preventing the massacre or monitoring the white supremacists.