A man has been arrested following a police operation that forced the closure of a section of St Lukes Rd in the Auckland suburb of Mount Albert.
Inspector Jason Homan said the man was taken into custody after fleeing police.
"Police approached a suspicious vehicle in Whitaker Place, central Auckland to speak with the driver. Before officers could speak with the driver, he fled the area."
Homan says police did not pursue the vehicle and the driver was soon located at an Mt Albert address.
'At the address, the man had barricaded himself inside the property and made threats that he was in possession of a firearm."
The Armed Offenders Squad and the Police Eagle Helicopter were both called in due to the man's threats and following negotiations, the man left the property and was taken into custody.
No charges have yet been made and the man is now helping police with their enquiries.
Cordons and road closures have now been lifted, St Lukes Rd was previously closed between the intersections of New North and Taylors Rd.
"Police would like to acknowledge Mt Albert residents for their cooperation throughout this operation," Homan says.