3 Jan 2009

Armed offenders callout in Waikato

12:23 pm on 3 January 2009

A 19-year-old man has been apprehended by the Armed Offenders Squad after shots were fired into the air during a fight in Waikato.

Northern communications police spokesperson Inspector Barry Smalley says the police were alerted at 5.15am on Friday to a fight between two men at a house in Hauturu, near Kawhia.

Mr Smalley says police were told one of the men had a firearm and had fired shots into the air.

The police from Te Awamutu, Kawhia, Te Kuiti, Cambridge and Hamilton attended - and the armed offenders squad caught the man at about 9.35am.

Mr Smalley says inquiries are continuing.