Coromandel gunmen apprehended

Last updated 17:45 04/08/2014

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Police have apprehended two men who threatened occupants of a Coromandel house near a local tavern today. 

Members of the Armed Offenders Squad were flown to the area by helicopter from Hamilton after calls to emergency services about 3.10pm.

A section of Coroglen remained cordoned off late this afternoon.

''We're currently interviewing affected parties to establish exactly what has occurred but it appears two 

men have gone to a Tapu Rd address near the local tavern and threatened the occupants with firearms,'' Senior Sergeant Rupert Friend of the Waikato District Command Centre said.

''There are reports that shots have been fired and we're working to confirm if this is the case.''

Mr Friend said a short time after the incident, two males who had been at the property approached a Police cordon and were apprehended.

''The matter was resolved without further incident and investigators are currently speaking with the two men while other officers conduct a search of the property.

''We're grateful the issue has been resolved without further incident and that no-one was harmed. We 

expect to have a clearer picture of exactly what has occurred and what, if any, charges may be laid 


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