Waikato Police resolve firearms incident in Tamahere, one person in custody

One person is in police custody after a firearms incident in Tamahere earlier this evening.

Police were called to the Greenvale Close and Woodcock Rd area around 5.45pm and had advised residents to stay indoors.

The Herald understands Armed Offenders Squad members were at the end of Greenvale Close where a resident heard what may have been a gunshot earlier.

A police spokesperson said the callout has been resolved without incident and no-one else is being sought.


“Police would like to thank residents from Greenvale Close and Woodcock Rd for their patience and understanding this evening while the incident was being resolved,” they said.

Four police cars and a van were visible from the cordon.

A cordon was set up on Greenvale Close and officers were turning away residents wanting to enter their properties.

A police officer stationed at the cordon on the corner of Woodcock Rd and Greenvale Close told a driver trying to enter his property he did not know how long the road would be closed.

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