Arrest after AOS call out at Brighton

The main road out to the Dunedin suburb of Brighton was blocked by police after an armed offenders squad call-out this evening.

Police Southern District Command Centre Senior Sergeant Craig Brown said the squad was deployed around 6.15pm following undisclosed threats made by a man.

"I can't go into the nature of them, but he's made some threats and as a result the armed offenders squad had been called out.''

A 53-year-old man was arrested about 9.30pm and taken to Dunedin Hospital for assessment.

Snr Sgnt Brown said he was likely to face charges over the incident.

The call-out occurred in Ocean View, near Brighton, Mr Brown said.

The roads have sinced reopened. 

See the full story in tomorrow's Otago Daily Times. 

Additional reporting NZME.

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