Tear gas used to end armed stand-off in Palmerston North

Clyde Crescent, Palmerston North.
Police at Clyde Crescent, Palmerston North. Photo credit: Newshub.

The armed offenders squad used tear gas to arrest a man who threatened police with a gun on Sunday night.

Police were in Rosyln, Palmerston North, investigating a driver that had fled from a previous attempt to apprehend him.

After the man displayed a gun from a property on Clyde Cres, the armed offenders squad was deployed and the street closed to traffic.

After a near four hour stand-off, tear gas was used to draw him out and he was arrested at the scene.


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