Part of Hastings in Hawke's Bay is in lockdown after police cordoned off several streets to locate a person they are searching for.
The armed offenders squad and a police negotiation team have been called as a precaution, police say.
Willowpark Road North, St Aubyn Street East, Princes Street, Riverslea Road North, Avenue Road East, Queen Street East and Heretaunga Street East have been cordoned off.
Police say more information will be available when the operation is completed.
source: newshub archive