15 Jun 2016

Man on the run in Gisborne possibly armed, police say

4:50 pm on 15 June 2016

Police in Gisborne are hunting for a man believed to have threatened people with a firearm, before crashing his vehicle while fleeing from police.

They say 37-year-old Aaron Bagley may still have a gun.

Police spotted the man soon after being called to a house in the suburb of Mangapapa about 8pm last night.

They say a short vehicle pursuit followed, the man crashed into a paddock and then ran off.

A small truck was stolen a little later from a stonemason's yard near the city's cemetery.

The truck was found about 2.30pm today in the suburb of Te Hapara.