The main suspect in the killing of 49 people in mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand, will remain in custody until the next court hearing, which will be held on April 5, The Telegraph reported.

Wearing handcuffs and a white prison shirt, Brenton Harrison Tarrant sat impassively as the judge read the charge against him.

Tarrant, an Australian-born former fitness instructor and self-professed fascist was taken into custody until his next court appearance scheduled for April 5.

Earlier, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced that security measures throughout the country would be greatly enhanced, and the level of threat to national security raised from low to high. According to her, in order to ensure security, the current legislation on arms trafficking in the country will also be revised.

On Friday, armed men broke into the Al Nour and Lynwood mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand and opened a fire. As a result of the attack, 49 people died, according to the latest data, dozens of injured were taken to hospitals.