Christchurch police stop carrying guns as Treik Allen appears in court

Author
Amber Allot,
Section
Crime,
Publish Date
Monday, 4 March 2019, 1:14PM
Treik Allen faces two charges around firing a pistol. (Photo / Supplied)
Treik Allen faces two charges around firing a pistol. (Photo / Supplied)

The man whose pursuit caused the arming of Christchurch police has appeared briefly in court

Officers are no longer carrying guns after Treik Rakena Allen was arrested yesterday, after a week-long manhunt.

The 20-year-old appeared in court via video link this morning.

He was silent and kept his eyes down as he faced two charges of firing a pistol to prevent lawful arrest.

A large group of supporters gathered the public gallery to support Allen, including a young child.

He was remanded in custody and will reappear in two weeks.

 

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