Arrest after reports of armed offender

  • 21/08/2015
Arrest after reports of armed offender

A person has been arrested in central Hawke's Bay following reports an armed man was on the loose.

Cordons were put in place around 1pm in the vicinity of State Highway 2 between Waipukerau and Takapua after police were alerted to an incident involving a firearm being pointed at another person. It was then reported the alleged gunman was at large with two firearms.

The armed offenders squad and police negotiating team were deployed and a 57-year-old man was arrested without incident.

A police investigation is continuing.

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