Armed police swooped on Huntly West overnight after a man
fired a weapon into the air during a gang fight.
Police were called to Semple St about 10.20pm after reports
of up to 20 people fighting in the street and a firearm being
discharged into the air.
Armed police from Huntly, Ngaruawahia and Hamilton cordoned
off several streets for two hours as they broke up the fight
and searched for the man who used the weapon.
Police approached a house on Semple St about 12.20am and took
a man into custody.
A firearm was also recovered from the property.
The cordons were removed shortly afterwards.