Armed police respond to Otumoetai incident

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UPDATE: An incident in Otumoetai which sparked an armed callout this afternoon is under control.

A police spokesperson says officers were called to a matter on Otumoetai Road, at 1.45pm.

"It was a mental health relared event. Officers were armed, but only as a precautionary measure.

"One person has been taken to hospital."


Members of the public are reporting a large police presence in Otumoetai.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says there are a number of armed police on Otumoetai Road.

"There are lots of police with guns near the primary school."

SunLive has contacted police for more information and will provide an update when we can/

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