2 Jun 2015

Armed police operation near Thames

5:33 pm on 2 June 2015

A man has been taken into custody after an armed police operation in the small town of Kerepehi, near Thames.

Kerepehi School and Kerepehi Kohanga Reo were in lockdown while police negotiated with the man, who was inside a nearby property.

Police said in a statement that, after a number of hours, the man surrendered.

They said the operation followed threats involving a firearm.

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