Bus window 'shot out' in Christchurch

Last updated 15:51 02/09/2012
Police attend to a callout after an incident on a Red Bus today.

Police attend to a callout after an incident on a Red Bus today.

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Armed police swarmed a Christchurch bus after two of its windows were reportedly shot with an air pistol.

Police were called to Northcote Road at about 2pm today after the window of a Red Bus was "shot out'', a police spokesman said.

Police were then informed that a window on a second bus had also been shot out, he said.

Armed police attended the scene and an air pistol was recovered from a nearby property.

Police were currently speaking to a person from the property and it was possible charges would be laid, the spokesman said.

No one was injured during the incidents, he said.

A witness told The Press he saw armed police surrounding the bus.

The area had not been cordoned off, but it was not clear if any passengers were on board the bus, the police spokesman said.

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