25 Nov 2008

Man in custody after AOS incident

11:00 am on 25 November 2008

A man is in custody after an Armed Offenders Squad callout in the West Coast town of Karamea.

Police were called to the remote rural town at 1.30pm on Monday.

Senior Sergeant Geoff Scott said a 43-year-old man ignored requests to leave a house, and was finally apprehended at 9.30pm.

He said the man was bitten by a police dog used during the arrest.

The man was treated for minor injuries and is due to face domestic violence charges.