Police find man following Thames incident

Police have found Arana Barlow, after an incident at an address in Thames on Friday afternoon.

"At approximately 9:15pm, police located the 36-year-old who was being sought in relation to an incident on Ngati Maru Highway in Thames this afternoon," says Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley.

"The man was found at an address in Kelston, Auckland, and is assisting police with enquiries."

Arana Barlow
Arana Barlow Photo credit: NZ Police

The two-year-old boy was also found with him, and is safe and well. He is being supported by police and will be re-united with loved ones.

Police were called to the scene in Thames at approximately 4pm and a woman was flown to Waikato Hospital with stab wounds. She is now in a serious, but stable condition.

Barlow then fled the scene with a two-year-old boy in a 2001 white Toyota Corolla.

Police would like to thank the members of the public who provided information that helped them find Barlow.