Armed police surround Wiri, Auckland house, appeal for man with air rifle to come out after reports of mass brawl

A man has been arrested after armed police surrounded a south Auckland house in the early hours of Thursday morning.   

A local resident told Newshub a group of around 15 people were "violently fighting" at an address in the south Auckland suburb of Wiri at around 12:40am.   

The resident said the fight looked "extremely violent" and resulted in a large police presence, which surrounded a house.   

The resident said a neighbour told them they thought they heard a single shot let off.   

A police spokesperson told Newhsub officers were called after a group of people were reportedly fighting at an address in Rata Vine Drive in Wiri where one person was also allegedly seen in possession of a firearm.  

The Police Eagle Helicopter was deployed to help officers on the ground who had surrounded the house and were using a megaphone to ask the people inside to exit the property.   

"As a precaution armed staff were present and approached the address where a man was deemed assaultive," the spokesperson told Newshub.   

The spokesperson confirmed the man was apprehended using non-lethal force and was arrested.  

An air rifle was also recovered at the scene, police confirmed.