Wanted man captured in armed offenders callout

12:49 pm on 5 December 2016

An armed offenders squad operation in Auckland ended with the arrest of a wanted man, who is in hospital being treated for a dog bite.

Police attend the scene of a cordon at Mangere.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

The police had been looking for Kershaw Howard on warrants relating to aggravated robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm.

They said he was found at a Papakura property just before 9am and tried to run away.

The police said they used a dog team to track him down.

He is under police guard in hospital and will be appearing in the North Shore District Court when he is released.