Shots fired on the North Shore

Last updated 20:41 14/06/2013
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GRAHAME COX/ Fairfax NZ

ON WATCH: A policeman guards a cordon at Torbay on the North Shore.

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A 49-year-old man has been arrested following an armed offenders call out in Auckland's North Shore.

A flatmate of the man called police to an Awaruku Rd, Torbay address around 5pm, saying he had an air rifle, officer on the scene Shanan Gray said.

About 12 police officers spent the next three hours trying to coax the man from the house. Another 12 members of the armed offenders squad with dogs were called in to assist.

It's not known whether any shots were fired by the man, but none were fired by police, Gray said.

The male flatmate was able to leave the house and speak with police, and no one was injured, Gray said.

It's unclear what the man was doing with the air rifle, and police will seek to determine if he has any mental health conditions.

The cordons around the surrounding streets will be cleared shortly.

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