Toy gun sparks armed callout

Last updated 14:22 05/09/2014
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CALLOUT: A man armed with a toy gun saw Hamilton's city centre cordoned off this morning.

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A man who allegedly pointed a toy gun in a Hamilton central city bakery this morning, sparking an armed police call-out, has been charged. 

Hamilton Police confirmed the man had been spoken to and charged with unlawfully carrying an imitation firearm, possession of opiates and possession of needle and syringe.

A section of the city around the bakery was cordoned off by armed police following the report about 8.30am. 

"There were reports of a man sitting in the store pointing a gun at a fridge in the store,'' said Waikato Police Senior Sergeant Pete Simpson. 

Police worked with City Safe camera operators and obtained a live feed into the store, and established communications with those inside.  The man exited the bakery a short time after and approached the police cordon.

 "As a result a toy handgun was recovered and this man has been arrested.''

"It would be fair to say his actions resulted in a fair bit of congestion for people trying to get to work in the central city and we would like to thank them for their cooperation." 

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- Waikato Times

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