Police in Auckland are speaking to several people in the suburb of Grey Lynn after a parking officer was threatened with what was thought to be a firearm.
They say the warden was threatened in Sussex Street at about 11:20am on Wednesday.
It is understood the person making the threat came out from one of the houses in the street.
A paintball gun has been seized from the address.
A man is due to appear in Auckland District Court on firearm charges.