Four-hour armed standoff in Christchurch

JODY O'CALLAGHAN
Last updated 15:15 01/08/2014

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Police have spent more than four hours negotiating with a man breaching a protection order at a home in Christchurch today.

The ''domestic-related issue'' began on Springfield Road in St Albans, Christchurch at about 10.30am.

The Armed Offenders Squad was called in as the man was suspected of having a firearm. 

Sergeant Vaughan Kyne said the man was upset and threatening to kill himself.

''It's been going for a while. He spent some time speaking with our negotiations team before he surrendered to police.''

A 31-year-old man was now in custody and would appear in court tomorrow in relation to breaching a protection order, he said.

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