4 Apr 2012

Police leaving callout scene

3:01 pm on 4 April 2012

Police are leaving the scene of an Armed Offenders Squad callout in Christchurch.

A house in the suburb of Avonhead was surrounded for several hours on Wednesday after reports of a man with a gun.

Police were alerted at 11am that a man was pointing what may have been a firearm at passers-by on Staveley Street.

A search for the man was narrowed to Bevington Street, which is nearby to Staveley Street.

Police have now removed a cordon and have begun leaving the scene.

There have been no reports of any shots being fired.