Man in custody after six-hour armed police operation in Auckland

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NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sun, 7 Feb 2021, 9:51AM
Armed police have closed Don Buck Rd in Massey, west Auckland due to an unfolding firearms incident. Photo / Hayden Woodward
Armed police have closed Don Buck Rd in Massey, west Auckland due to an unfolding firearms incident. Photo / Hayden Woodward

Man in custody after six-hour armed police operation in Auckland

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sun, 7 Feb 2021, 9:51AM

A major armed police operation in Massey, Auckland has been resolved after six hours and a man is in custody.

Police were called to an address on West Coast Road at 10:44pm last night following reports of someone shooting a gun into the air.

There were no reported injuries.

The vehicle alleged to be involved was sighted by Eagle just after 4am this morning and tracked to an address on Don Buck Road, Massey.

Armed police officers at the scene of a firearms incident in Massey, West Auckland. Photo / Hayden WoodwardArmed police officers at the scene of a firearms incident in Massey, West Auckland. Photo / Hayden Woodward

The road was closed, people were warned to stay away from the area and some residents were evacuated while police managed the situation.

Police said now a man was in custody there is no ongoing risk to the community.

People were asked to not travel into the area.

Homan said there were no reported injuries.

An eyewitness near the scene earlier said at 8am residents from a number of houses were being evacuated and walked to nearby shops.

Around 20 people from different homes near the corner of Royal and Don Buck Rds were being escorted to safety under police guard.

There was a heavy police presence, with the Eagle helicopter flying overhead during the operation