Armed police surround central Christchurch property, one arrested

Armed police and a dog squad surrounded a central Christchurch property this morning.

Officers were called to a property on Bealey Ave, near Churchill Rd and Barbadoes St, just before 8am on Wednesday, a police spokesperson said.

Police at the scene were seen with shields and a battering ram.

The dog squad was also sent to the property. Photo: George Heard
The dog squad was also sent to the property. Photo: George Heard
One person has been arrested. Police are seeking a second person and inquiries are under way to locate them.

It is not clear why they were wanted by police.

"Officers were sent to the property after receiving information two people with warrants for their arrest had been seen there."

Staff were armed as a precaution, the police spokesperson said.

The officers have now been stood down.

Armed police were seen surrounding the property in Christchurch this morning. Photo: Star Media
Armed police were seen surrounding the property in Christchurch this morning. Photo: Star Media

Photo: Star Media
Photo: Star Media

Photo: Star Media
Photo: Star Media

Police were called to the property on Bealey Ave, near Churchill Rd and Barbadoes St, about 8am....
Police were called to the property on Bealey Ave, near Churchill Rd and Barbadoes St, about 8am. Photo: Star Media

-Additional reporting Devon Bolger, NZ Herald

 

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