2 Feb 2014

Man arrested after car hijacked

5:17 pm on 2 February 2014

A member of the public had their car hijacked at gun point after a police pursuit in south Auckland after midday on Sunday.

Police say the incident started with a chase on the Southern Motorway, which was called off due to high speeds.

They say the vehicle exited the motorway at Manurewa and a man got out of the car and pointed a firearm at the following police car.

The offender then forced a nearby driver to take him to an address in Takanini.

Police say a man has been arrested and a firearm and a large amount of ammunition have been recovered.

All trains on the Southern Line were stopped during the police operation but have since resumed.