An eyewitness to a police operation in Welcome Bay saw armed
police enter a house, put several men on the ground and point
a gun at them.
The drama unfolded just after midday today at a Greerton
address, suspected to be connected to a P lab.
Armed police, ambulance and fire services were involved. It
is believed that a hazardous material unit was also at the
A Bay of Plenty Times reporter saw one man in a white
Police blocked off a section between Waitaha Road and James
Cook Drive and traffic was being diverted.
The sister of a person who lives in the neighbouring house
told the Bay of Plenty Times she received a call from
the occupant telling her the road was cordoned off, that she
had seen police enter a house, put some men on the ground,
and point guns at them.
A reporter at the scene said the majority of police had now
left but there are still half a dozen police officers there.
The road re-opened shortly after 2.30pm.
- Bay of Plenty Times