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Armed stand-off in Taupo

Last updated 09:15 01/07/2013

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A armed man who was holed up inside a Taupo house overnight has given himself up to police.

Police said the stand-off began when a woman walked into Taupo Police Station about 9.30 last night to report a domestic assault.

Police went to visit the man at a Rangatira Street address, but the Armed Offenders Squad was called when it was realised he had access to a gun.

The man, who was in his 30s, was reportedly alone inside the house, but had refused to come out.

However police spokeswoman Kim Perks said the man had emerged from the house this morning and was taken into custody without incident.

Police said were concerned for his welfare and state of mind.

Mountview Primary School was close to the scene. Parents had been advised that the school was open but there was concern for the safety of the children.

The school day would now progress as normal.

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