6 Oct 2017

Wanted man with boy found in Thames

9:51 pm on 6 October 2017

A man who was on the run with a toddler related to him after a stabbing in Thames earlier today has just been found in Auckland, and the boy is also safe and sound.

Police have released this image of Arana Barlow.

Police released this image of Arana Barlow from 2009, but said his appearance had changed and he no longer had a beard. Photo: Supplied / New Zealand Police

Police said they found Arana Barlow, 36, at an address in Kelston, Auckland, after an incident on Ngati Maru Highway in Thames this afternoon.

The two-year-old boy who was with him was also found and was being supported by police. He would be reunited with loved ones.

The stabbed woman was flown to Waikato Hospital and was in a serious but stable condition.