Two firearms callouts in Palmerston North

TALIA SHADWELL
Last updated 22:21 27/12/2012

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Palmerston North police dealt with two separate firearms incidents within half an hour, with a plastic toy gun and an air pistol were the ''weapons'' of choice for two men keeping the authorities busy.

Sergeant Graham Wehipeihana said police responded to a domestic incident at about 6pm Thursday, after a man began threatening a woman known to him with what appeared to be an air gun.

He was swiftly dealt with and taken into custody.

By 6.30pm police were called to a seperate incident, after a 16-year-old boy, described as as being of Pacific Island descent, climbed onto a roof with a toy gun.

He was coaxed down from the roof by police.

''Both of these could have been serious incidents,'' Mr Weihipana said.

''But both incidents have concluded without any serious injuries at all.'' 

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