Armed Christchurch offender Treik Allen arrested after manhunt

The young man at the centre of an armed manhunt in Canterbury has been arrested.

Treik Allen had been on the run since a firearms incident on Anzac Drive in Christchurch last Saturday. Another man was left with gunshot wounds after allegedly trading shots with police.

"He was located by Police in Papanui at 2:15pm today and was taken into custody without incident," a police spokesperson says.

"The man has been charged with using an imitation firearm against Police and is due to appear in Christchurch District Court on Monday."

In the wake of the shootout, Canterbury police armed themselves with Bushmaster assault rifles and Glock pistols as they searched for Allen.

Allen's tearful dad Dayle contacted Newshub on Saturday afternoon, pleading for him to surrender to police before he got shot.

"At the end of the day he's his own man and he's going to do what he's going to do but it's not going away," he said. "He needs to come forwards and sort it out."

It's believed the 33-year-old shot by police remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition with gunshot wounds in the lower half of his body.