Hamilton armed standoff: Man questioned

JONATHAN CARSON AND MATT BOWEN
Last updated 12:00 26/02/2013
Supplied

Eye-witness footage of an armed offenders operation resulting in the arrest of one man on Tomin Road in Hamilton.

AOS callout: Glenview:
Ben Curran/FAIRFAX NZ Zoom
Armed police are responding to an incident in Glenview.

SlideshowArmed police surround Hamilton house


View Armed police surround Hamilton home in a larger map

Relevant offers

Crime

Queenstown man who ripped off cousin sentenced Police post warning against stolen property turning up on Facebook pages Crowbar-wielding burglars flee Dunedin petrol station Canterbury mum who drink-drove with her young children in the car admits 'stupidity' Number plate theft on the rise nationwide Teens entangled in three police chases in Waikato and Bay of Plenty Buying illegal drugs online has never been easier for Kiwis Memorial plaque on Routeburn Track to commemorate Czech tramper Suspicious fire hit barn on rural property outside Tauranga Serious Fraud Office investigates iwi leader Roger Pikia

Police are questioning a man following an armed standoff at a Hamilton house, witnesses say.


Do you know anything more about the incident? Email your newstips, photos, and video to newstips@stuff.co.nz


A woman believed to have been held hostage in the Glenview house, from which a shot was fired, had safely left the property.

Waikato police communications manager Andrew McAlley confirmed a man, woman and child were on the Tomin Rd property this morning when police responded to an incident involving a gun shortly after 9am.

''At 10.15am the child and female have made their way out of the house and the male, believed to be the offender is still in the house,'' McAlley earlier said, however witnesses at the scene said police were talking to the man.

During the standoff, McAlley said cordons had been put in place on Tomin and Ohaupo roads. Bruce and Richan streets were also blocked off.

A Glenview Tce resident said his sister lived across the road from the Tomin Rd house where the incident happened.

He said she had left home to walk to the nearby Wananga O Aotearoa campus when the incident began unfolding.

"She left her house to walk to her course and heard some shots go off," said the man, who declined to be named.

His sister immediately headed to her brother's house around the corner.

"She was shocked. Her heart was pumping when she came here."

The man said a witness, who was now being interviewed by police, had told him that a woman in the house had been beaten by a man at  the address, who had smashed up doors and windows.

Ad Feedback

- Waikato Times

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content