Blenheim man threatens to blow himself up

A man who barricaded himself inside a room at a Blenheim motel and reportedly threatened to blow up gas canisters is being spoken to by police.

Police cordoned off a section of Main St in the centre of the town late this morning.

By 1.25pm the stand-off had been resolved without injury and police were talking to the man, a police spokesman said.

Black Rose tattoo parlour owner Willy Wills, who was three doors down from where the incident was unfolding, said police told him a man had threatened to blow up gas canisters.

He had locked himself in the bathroom of a motel room, Mr Wills said.


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