Armed police spotted in Gate Pa

Armed police on Courtney Road. Photo: Sharnae Hope.

Reports are coming in of armed police in Gate Pa this afternoon.

SunLive has had several calls and emails alerting us to armed police blocking off 22nd Ave and the industrial block on Courtney Road.

Callers to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says the Armed Offenders' Sqaud is also down there with other officers.

A police spokesperson says the operation is a routine search warrant.

"It's a routine search warrant being carried out at an address near the school, but not in relation to the school."

At the scene?

Call 0800 SUNLIVE or email photos to newsroom@thesun.co.nz 



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