26 Jun 2011

Armed man caught in motel ceiling

11:04 am on 26 June 2011

West Auckland police have arrested an armed man who was hiding in the ceiling space of a motel.

The Armed Offenders Squad was called on Sunday morning after police say the man, who has warrants for his arrest, was seen in a motel unit in Glendene with a gun.

An officer said the man fled into the ceiling when the police arrived but was arrested without incident.