Cordon lifted at Palmerston North house

Last updated 18:20 02/12/2013
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SCENE: Armed police at the house on College St.

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Police cordons have been lifted from a College St address where a wanted man was believed to be holed up, evading capture.

Police deployed gas canisters in an effort to flush out the 32-year-old man, but the house was found to be empty.

Armed police arrived at the house, near the Cook St intersection, about 1.15pm today to carry out arrest warrants.

A 37-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, both of Palmerston North were arrested, and will appear in the Palmerston North District Court tomorrow.

The man had been wanted for arrest since January on a number of driving and drug offences, and the woman had been wanted since October on assault and receiving matters.

Acting Detective Sergeant Shelly Ross said the remaining man, an associate of the 37 year-old man, was wanted for ''serious offences'' and had Whanganui connections.

A 26-year-old man was arrested and released with a warning for obstructing police.

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- Manawatu Standard

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