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Innocent man, 30, was arrested 'because he was wearing camouflaged clothing'

Innocent man, 30, was arrested 'because he was wearing camouflaged clothing'

A camouflage-clad man who was arrested near to the scene of the mosques massacre in New Zealand claims he was wrongfully apprehended by authorities.

Stephen Millar, 30, said he plans to seek compensation after he was mistakenly detained by police who were in the midst of dealing with the horrific attack, which took place on the country's south island.

Mr Millar had just arrived at Papanui High School, around a ten minute drive from the Al Noor mosque, to pick up his 13-year-old brother-in-law when he was held by police.

Stephen Millar (pictured) said he plans to seek compensation after he was mistakenly detained by police.

He claims a police officer pointed a gun 'in his face' and demanded he get on the ground before he was arrested and put in a car.

'I looked up at the cop and he said "look at me again and I will shoot you", I had no weapons on me. They had me on my knees, they had a gun in my face,' Mr Millar told The New Zealand Herald.

'I said "I've done nothing wrong", they said I was an idiot for wearing camouflage clothing,' he added.

When the situation was eventually resolved Mr Millar, who said he'd been dressing in camouflage clothing since he was a child, claims he received a verbal warning 'for stupidity'.

The image shows a man being taken away from the shooting scene on a stretcher by medical staff

The image shows the police trying to move people away from the scene outside the mosque

He added the police allegedly called it 'disorderly behaviour'.

'I still don't understand how I was doing disorderly behaviour for wearing the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time,' he added.

The police have since spoken out to defend their actions.  

A spokesperson said due to the timing of the incident, which was 'immediately after the massacre' police had been responding to numerous reports which were 'potentially related to the unfolding situation'. 

In a statement released to Daily Mail Australia, a police spokesperson confirmed there was a 'heightened police presence' in most of the Christchurch area as part of the response to the terrorist attack.

'As you will no doubt be aware there is a heightened police presence and increased patrols in most areas of Christchurch as part of our response to the terrorist attack and there will be for some time,' the statement read. 

'As the Prime Minister stated yesterday, this has been designated a terrorist attack. 

'Our response yesterday was in the early stages and we were obviously looking closely to build a picture of any of the individuals involved and all of their activities prior to this horrific event.

'This was a fluid, fast, live and evolving situation. 

'Police were responding to a multitude of reports potentially related to the unfolding situation,' the spokesperson stated.

The spokesperson also warned all New Zealanders to remain 'extra vigilant'.

'There is no guarantee the risk is limited to Canterbury and we need all New Zealanders to be extra vigilant. Police are also vigilant and will respond appropriately to requests for service such as this. 

'Our entire focus remains on managing the situation and supporting the community in Christchurch and protecting the citizens of New Zealand,' the statement concluded.  

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A rising country music star has died in an alleged accidental shooting with a gun that was being used as a music video prop. 

Justin Carter was 35 years old when he was killed at his apartment in Houston, Texas, on Sunday. Very few details about his death have been revealed. 

The singer had recently signed a deal with Triple Threat Management.

'Justin had a potential, in our eyes and a lot of people's eyes, to be the next Garth Brooks,' company spokesman Mark Atherton told ABC 13

Atherton said the gun used in the accidental shooting was the same one that was slated to be used for a music video shoot. 

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Rising country music star Justin Carter was killed in an accidental shooting at his apartment in Houston, Texas, on Sunday. The singer was 35 years old

Very few details about Carter's death have been released, but one source said that he was killed by a gun that was going to be used in an upcoming music video shoot 

Loved ones said Carter spent a lot of time recording music at Enclave Recording Studios in northeast Houston and was finishing up his new solo album when he died. 

He had released at least six songs since late 2018, including hits Wouldn't Know and RUN. 

Triple Threat Management intends to release the rest of his music, with the proceeds going to his family, including his young daughter.  

Carter's mother, Cindy McClellan, told ABC 13: 'His music was his world. He was always there for everybody.'  

The family has asked Veterans Affairs to cover expenses for the former service member's funeral, a post on his Facebook page says. 

Funding approval could take several weeks so relatives have asked for donations to be sent to beehere04@gmail.com. 

Carter had recently signed a deal with Triple Threat Management and was finishing up his first solo studio album. He is seen above in one of his music videos

According to his website, Carter 'fully committed' to having a career in country music last year and had written, produced and recorded more than 30 songs in the span of six months. 

He was scheduled to perform at three shows in 2019. 

'Justin is a Texas born and Texas raised country boy to his core,' his website says. 'His passion and drive stem from being influenced by some of the greats since he was just a child. 

'He grew up listening to Waylon, Hank, George and Jones. Some of his favorites are Clay Walker, Garth Brooks and George Strait. 

'Justin's passion is derived from the sound of old country, and he clings to that feeling he gets when he hears it and tries to push that into his music. 

'Times are changing and so are the generations taste in music, but Justin tries to keep a happy medium between both old and new to satisfy everyone.'

According to his website , Carter 'fully committed' to having a career in country music last year and had written, produced and recorded more than 30 songs in the span of six months

A company spokesman said: 'Justin had a potential to be the next Garth Brooks.' The country music legend - one of Carter's favorite artists, is seen above in November

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Wendy Williams' husband Kevin Hunter said that the family is 'dealing with' the talk show host's residency at a sober house to battle addiction issues - amid a new report indicating that he's still linked to a massage therapist 14 years his junior.

The 54-year-old talk show host 'is doing well,' Hunter, 47, told Entertainment Tonight of his wife of 22 years on Thursday, two days after Wendy revealed on her program, The Wendy Williams Show, that she's been living at a sober house to stave off feelings of addiction.

'We're doing well as a family,' Hunter said, adding they're 'moving forward with working on her sobriety and doing the work to help others, not just ourselves,' likely alluding to the 888-5HUNTER hotline the couple set up to those struggling with addiction. 

The latest: Wendy Williams' husband Kevin Hunter, 47, said that the family is 'dealing with' the talk show host's residency at a sober house to battle addiction issues. He was snapped with the TV host, 54, last summer in NYC 

'Anybody that has to deal with this knows this a family process,' said Hunter, who remains romantically linked to a 33-year-old massage therapist named Sharina Hudson. 'And we are dealing with it and moving forward.'

Sources told DailyMailTV Wednesday that Hunter remains involved with Hudson despite the toll it continues to take on Williams, who was sidelined from her show earlier this year as she dealt with thyroid problems linked to Graves’ disease.

While Hunter 'is in love with Sharina', he's resisted her repeated overtures for him to leave Williams, citing their financial dependence on the TV star.

'The only reason he is still with Wendy,' a source told DailyMailTV, 'is because he and Sharina can't take care of themselves - they need her money. Sharina has given Kevin several ultimatums over the years and he's had to point out, "We can't afford to take care of ourselves."'

Two-timer: Hunter remains romantically linked to a 33-year-old massage therapist named Sharina Hudson, sources told DailyMailTV, as the two were pictured together in this shot 

Out and about: The couple was snapped in their native NYC in 2012

Bold: Williams on Tuesday revealed she was living at a sober house to stave off feelings of addiction 

Williams, who is also managed by Hunter, told him, 'Don't you dare humiliate me' after confirming her husband's infidelity via a private eye she hired, DailyMailTV confirmed.

The charismatic media veteran told her fans on the emotional broadcast about her daily routine as she strives to keep clean.

'After I go to the Pilates, I go to several meetings all around town in the tri-state area,' she told her studio audience. 'I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to the home that I live in, here in the tri-state with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family ... I know, either you are calling me crazy or the bravest woman you know. I don't care.' 

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