Arrest after armed police flood North East Valley

Police on North Rd this morning. Photo: Craig Baxter
Police on North Rd this morning. Photo: Craig Baxter
An arrest has been made after police flooded North East Valley this morning.

A police spokeswoman said police arrived in the area of Watts Rd about 10.50am looking to arrest a person over breached parole conditions.

Due to the level of risk assessment about the person, armed police were required, she said.

A reporter at the scene on North Rd close to Ross Home said seven police cars were initially at the scene but most had left by 11.30am.

Police were armed.

A witness said they saw a man being arrested and taken into an unmarked police car. 

It is not yet known if charges have been laid.



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