A 40-year-old man has been arrested by armed police in Pakuranga - but despite a RNZ report, no shots were fired, police say.
Just before 2pm on Friday, the Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) were called to Cortina Place in Pakuranga as a precautionary measure after a warrant was put out for a man's arrest.
The arrest took place outside a mosque, but was in no way related to the mosque.
The man had been wanted for "wounding with intent of grievous bodily harm in an alleged crime" in New Lynn in July, police say.
"We understand that this incident may have caused alarm but this matter has been resolved and is in no way connected to the Mosque," Insp Wendy Spiller said in a statement.
A second update stated that a media report claiming a witness heard six or seven shots fired by armed offenders was inaccurate.
"A media outlet has reported - without any confirmation - that shots had been fired in the area. Police want to clarify that at no point were shots fired during this arrest.
"Any other reporting of the sort is scaremongering and adds unnecessary alarm to members of our community."
The man will appear in the Waitakere District Court on Saturday.