7 Jan 2017

AOS attend crossbow incident in Taranaki

10:20 pm on 7 January 2017

The Armed Offenders Squad is responding to a situation with a man who is holed up in a house armed with a crossbow in the small township of Okato, in Taranaki.

Police said they were called to a domestic incident shortly after 4pm and a man was carrying a crossbow when they arrived.

Officers were attempting to talk to the man and had put cordons in place on Oxford Road.

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The Armed Offenders Squad is attending a call out in the Taranaki town of Okato. Photo: Google Maps