Reports of firearm prompt police callout

Reports of a man possibly in possession of a firearm prompted a police callout in Dunedin this evening.

Several police cars were sent to the Blackhead area after an initial unconfirmed report that "a young man may have been in possession of a firearm".

Police cars were seen parked in several places near Green Island, including on Blackhead Rd, and at the intersection of that road and Green Island Bush Rd.

A spokesman said police were called to a property at 6.15pm, and a man was later helping police with their inquiries.

It is understood the man, who had left the property, was tracked down with the help of a police dog, about 7.15pm.

The spokesman said full details were not yet available and inquiries were continuing. No firearm had been found.

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