A 25-year-old man has been arrested by police for threatening National MP Simeon Brown.
The alleged offender, who Newshub understands is a gang member, was arrested at a Lower Hutt property on Friday afternoon.
"I would like to acknowledge the outstanding work of our staff from both the Criminal Investigation Branch in Counties Manukau, where the original complaint was received, and the team in Lower Hutt who located the alleged offender today," said Wellington Field Crime Manager Detective Inspector Darrell Harpur.
"They worked closely together under urgency to get this result."
The man is due to appear in the Hutt Valley District Court on Thursday, 13 May, where he will face a charge of threatening to kill the National MP.
Brown told Newshub he's grateful to the police.
The Pakuranga MP has been outspoken against gangs. He recently demanded the Mongrel Mob stop selling meth and hand in illegal guns during an appearance at Parliament.
Brown's proposed Firearm Prohibition Orders Bill would provide new powers to the police to make sure gang members don't have access to firearms.