Armed police called to dispute

Last updated 15:57 04/12/2013

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Armed police are searching Whangarei for a woman and partner after they escaped their cordoned property during a domestic violence call out.

At about 12.30pm police were alerted to an incident on Mahana Place in Raumanga Valley, just south of Whangarei.

Due to concerns for the female victim and a possibility of firearms at the address police sent several staff to the scene including the AOS.

Police cordoned surrounding areas and entered the property, but the couple could not be found.

Officers were investigating whether the victim had been kidnapped, whether she was in danger, and if the offender was armed, a police spokeswoman said.

There were 25 staff at the scene initially, but that number was reduced after the cordon was removed.

A nearby primary school was also put in shut down but has now been given the all clear.

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