Armed police swoop in Christchurch
A 48-year-old woman has been arrested and will face firearms charges after a domestic incident in Richmond, Christchurch.
Christchurch police were called to the incident at about 1.20pm in response to reports that a firearm had been used to threaten a female at the address.
The Armed Offenders Squad was deployed and the area blocked off.
Two people inside the house were apprehended by police without further incident and a firearm was located in a subsequent search. The woman was been arrested and will face firearms related charges.
A number of witnesses are assisting police with their enquiries.