Reports of large Coromandel police presence

Police attended an incident on the Coromandel on Sunday just weeks after a responding to an armed stand-off in Kennedy ...
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Police attended an incident on the Coromandel on Sunday just weeks after a responding to an armed stand-off in Kennedy Bay, pictured here at the time.

Police were called to a house in Kennedy Bay, eastern Coromandel, about midday Sunday after receiving reports of a domestic incident involving a firearm.

Residents reported seeing several police cars  and members of the armed offenders squad travelling up State Highway 24/Thames Coast Road toward the house.

In a statement, police said officers were called to a Kennedy Bay address to attend a domestic dispute "during which a firearm may have been involved".

"Police have spoken to the residents of the address and have accounted for all occupants and neighbours who are safe and well."

Senior Sergeant Mike Underwood of the Waikato District Command Centre confirmed police attended an incident in the Thames area but said "it was nothing of significance".

In February, police descended on Kennedy Bay after reports of armed men taking "pot shots" at each other.

On that occasion, witnesses pointed toward tension between rival gangs as the reason behind the shooting.

 

 

 

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