A 24-year-old man has been arrested by armed police after a
"potentially serious" domestic incident in rural Southland.
Police said they were called to a farmhouse about 7km west of
Mataura, near Gore, about 7.30am today.
The area around the farmhouse was cordoned off until it was
cleared by the police Armed Offenders Squad at 10.30am.
Southern District police deployment co-ordinator Senior
Sergeant Brian Benn described the situation as a "potentially
serious family violence incident".
"No one has been injured and the cordons have been lifted,"
A man was arrested and charged with making threats towards a
woman who lives at the address.