Armed police raid Bay of Plenty property

Armed Offenders Squad members attend the incident on Old Kamiai Road (SunLive)
Armed Offenders Squad members attend the incident on Old Kamiai Road (SunLive)

Armed police have descended on a rural property in the Lower Kaimai Ranges in Bay of Plenty District where smoke has been seen rising.

Officers were executing an arrest warrant at the Old Kaimai Road property this morning when they were threatened and armed offenders squad was called in.

The Fire Service is also in attendance due to what police call a small fire in one of the buildings on the property.

About 10 police cars were involved and the public were warned to stay away, although the incident is contained at the address and there is no wider risk to the public.

Newshub.