18 Jun 2015

Arrest after incident at Nelson WINZ

5:03 pm on 18 June 2015

A man has been arrested after an incident earlier today that closed the Nelson office of Work and Income.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Social Development said the Nelson city service centre was closed briefly following a serious threat.

Police were then called to the Nelson City Council customer service centre, which was closed after a member of the public threatened staff this afternoon.

A Nelson police spokesperson, Barbara Dunn, said the two incidents were not related.