Gisborne police have recaptured a man who has been on the run since June.
Allan Taare Gray escaped from Gisborne District Court four months ago where he was to appear on charges of aggravated robbery.
Acting on information from the public, the Armed Offenders Squad surrounded a house in the suburb of Kaiti at about 7am on Friday.
Police say squad members fired tear gas canisters and entered the house at 9am. Mr Gray was taken into custody and no shots were fired and no one was injured.