Armed police were flown into the Coromandel Peninsula today
following reports of shots being fired.
A section of the small settlement of Coroglen remains
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
"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."