Police respond to report of gunman in central Christchurch

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Armed police responded to a report of a gunman in central Christchurch on Wednesday.

A police spokeswoman said police received a “third hand” report that a person had a gun at a car park near the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct on Lichfield St about 11.45am.

Police responded and checked a number of vehicles, but have not been able to find a person with a gun, she said.

"We do not believe there to be any threat to the public and enquiries are continuing to locate any vehicle or person involved.”








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