Armed police have been spotted on The Strand in Tauranga.
A witness to the incident says police arrested a person near The Strand Motel around 12pm.
"The person had a black rifle and black gun bag.
"There are about six police units at the scene, with numerous members of the public around at the time.
"The officers were all armed."
SunLive has contacted police for more information.
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