Armed police have surrounded a house near Westport after a man threatened to shoot an officer.
Police had originally been called to a domestic violence incident at around 4:30pm in Hector, north of Westport.
When they arrived, the man in the building threatened to shoot an officer, a police spokesperson told Newshub.
The armed offenders squad has since arrived and the police negotiating unit is talking to the man, the spokesperson said.
The woman who called police managed to escape the building and armed police remain on the scene.