Armed police respond to incident in city's east

The armed offenders squad responded to an incident in which a man was threatening people in Christchurch this morning.

A police spokeswoman said officers were called to Buckleys Rd, Linwood, about 8am due to reports that "a man was behaving in a threatening manner".

One person has now been arrested, she said.

Armed police on Buckleys Rd this morning. Photo: Geoff Sloan
Armed police on Buckleys Rd this morning. Photo: Geoff Sloan
"The armed offenders squad responded as a precaution due to the nature of the incident and cordons were put in place," she said.

"The man was arrested without incident and no one was injured.

"Staff remain at the scene."

Buckleys Rd was blocked off during the incident but has now reopened.

Police and a member of the AOS on Buckleys Rd. Photo: Geoff Sloan
Police and a member of the AOS on Buckleys Rd. Photo: Geoff Sloan

Armed police were called to Buckleys Rd in Linwood about 8am. Photo: Geoff Sloan
Armed police were called to Buckleys Rd in Linwood about 8am. Photo: Geoff Sloan

 

 

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