Armed police respond to gun incident

STACEY KIRK
Last updated 10:53 20/12/2012

Relevant offers

National

Tenants win $620 after Queenstown landlord behaved 'very poorly' Co-accused claims dead Auckland woman owed her half a million dollars Gene thought to partly explain high rates of obesity among Samoans St John struggling to 'simply stand still' as defict forces ambulance charges increase Babies better after ventilation improvements to state house Marlborough labour summit to discuss challenges faced by rapidly expanding wine industry Auckland to grow the equivalent of Whangarei every three years in construction boom Wellington bar botches handling of sexual harassment complaints Passengers stuck overnight at LAX after American Airlines delay Proposals to boost pedestrian safety around Blenheim's ASB Theatre

A man at the centre of an armed police response in Northland has surrendered, but not before shots were fired.

The Armed Offenders Squad was called to the incident which was believed to involve a gun.

Shots were apparently fired, although police were not yet prepared to say how many, or by whom.

One resident reported Pahi Rd in Paroa, Northland, had been blocked off by armed police, and residents were locked in their homes.

Helicopters were also heard overhead.

The resident said up to six shots may have been heard.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content