21 Jul 2011

Armed incident in Lower Hutt

9:41 pm on 21 July 2011

A man has been arrested after what appeared to be a firearm was pointed at three police staff in Lower Hutt.

Police say the three women officers were travelling in an unmarked patrol car in Naenae when a passenger in a car pointed what they believe was a firearm at them on Thursday.

Acting Lower Hutt Area Commander, Inspector Shane Cotter, says the male passenger had moments earlier been gesturing at the female officers.

A 35 year old man is in custody and charges are pending.