Highway put in lockdown after gun callout

04:58, Aug 17 2013
An armed police officer speaks to a driver at the cordon set up on the corner of State Highway 72 and State Highway 79.

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