24 Jan 2010

Armed offenders stood down in West Auckland

8:33 pm on 24 January 2010

Police say a man threatening to shoot himself in West Auckland has been persuaded to give up his weapon.

They say the Armed Offenders Squad was called to a house in Henderson after the man, who is in his sixties, made threats to harm himself with a rifle.

They say they successfully negotiated with the man and no one was injured during the incident.

Cordons set up around the property and in nearby streets have been removed and the squad has been stood down.