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Police close roads after firearms incident in Auckland


Armed police are attending an incident in south Auckland’s Māngere.

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Armed police are attending an incident in south Auckland’s Māngere.

Police are responding to an incident on Henwood Rd in the south Auckland suburb of Māngere.

A police spokeswoman said the response is in relation to a firearms incident that happened in West Auckland earlier on Monday.

Police said they received reports of shots being fired at an empty address in West Auckland’s Don Buck Rd.

Later, a firearm was located at Henwood Rd address and armed police were dispatched as a precaution, a spokeswoman said.

“While enquiries are in their very early stages, Police do not believe this is a random incident.”

Members of the police armed offenders squad have swarmed the road, near the Allen St intersection.

St John’s ambulance was called to the incident at 2.32pm on Monday afternoon.

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St John’s ambulance was called to the incident at 2.32pm on Monday afternoon.

A wide cordon is in place at either end of Henwood Rd and motorists are being blocked from the Robertson Rd end.

A St John’s ambulance spokeswoman said that they were called to the incident at 2.32pm on Monday afternoon.

Auckland Transport said in a tweet Henwood Rd is closed due to an emergency services incident in both directions between Allen St and Haddon St.

Bus detours are now in place.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

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