Arrest after an AOS incident
One person has been arrested after the Armed Offenders Squad attended an incident in O¯ hawe, near Hawera.
A police spokesman said the AOS was notified of reports¯a person was spotted with a firearm at Ohawe on Monday night. Police put cordons in place at O¯ hawe Beach Rd and Moana St following the reports and advised members of the public to stay away.
“Police have received a report of a potential sighting of a firearm,” the spokesman said.
“Police advise the public to stay away from the area. This is all the information we have at this time.”
An O¯ hawe resident told the Stratford Press that originally two police cars arrived in the small coastal town with armed officers, shortly before another two police cars arrived.
He said there wasn’t a strong presence of armed police but he knew to remain indoors when he spotted them.