Two people were arrested following a short pursuit after a
firearm was pointed at residents of Wellington house, police
Police followed up a report from a member of the public just
after 6pm, searching a Kilbirnie address and the surrounding
area for an offender and female associate.
About an hour after the reported incident a car believed to
be carrying the wanted pair was seen near the address, and
was followed onto the Hutt Motorway by several armed police
A short pursuit took place when the vehicle failed to stop
for police, and ended when it was spiked leaving the motorway
onto Western Hutt Rd.
Police said both occupants were removed from the vehicle
A woman has been charged with driving offences, and a man
with firearms and drugs charges.
Police would not say what type of firearm was involved.