AOS called out to Coromandel town

Armed police were flown into the Coromandel Peninsula today following reports of shots being fired.

A section of the small settlement of Coroglen remains cordoned off.

Senior Sergeant Rupert Friend of the Waikato District Command Centre said members of the Armed Offenders arrived by helicopter from Hamilton after calls to emergency services about 3.10pm.

"We're currently interviewing affected parties to establish exactly what has occurred but it appears two men have gone to a Tapu Rd address near the local tavern and threatened the occupants with firearms.

"There are reports that shots have been fired and we're working to confirm if this is the case. As is the case in such situations the area surrounding the address where the incident took place was cordoned off by our response staff to await the arrival of Armed Offenders Squad members."

Mr Friend said a short time later, two men who had been at the property approached a police cordon and were apprehended.

"The matter was resolved without further incident and investigators are currently speaking with the two men while other officers conduct a search of the property.

"We're grateful the issue has been resolved without further incident and that no-one was harmed. We expect to have a clearer picture of exactly what has occurred and what, if any, charges may be laid overnight."

 

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