Highway put in lockdown after gun callout
Police are at the scene of a suspected firearms incident on Pit Road, near Rangitata.
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State Highway 72 has been cordoned off and police are setting up what is believed to be a communications unit.
At least three police cars, a police van and ambulance were called to the incident at 12pm.
Police have so far declined to comment on the callout.
"We have nothing to report at this stage," a spokesperson said.
The Timaru Herald