Armed man arrested, police take a bow

Last updated 16:09 10/03/2014
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MARTIN DE RUYTER/FAIRFAX NZ
ON THE SCENE: Armed police blocked access to Abraham Heights before arresting a man outside a nearby house.

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A man has been charged with possessing an offensive weapon after armed police responded to reports of a man seen carrying a bow and arrow and nunchaku in a Nelson suburb. 

Police received calls from members of the public who saw the man on Chamboard Place and Abraham Heights with a bow and arrow and nunchaku about 10.30am on Monday morning. 

Armed police cordoned both ends of Abraham Heights and challenged the man as he stood in a driveway.

Police said he complied with instructions and was taken into custody without incident about 11am.

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