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Source: New Zealand Police

Police have conducted a search of a building in Glenfield where a man hid after fleeing from Police before being taken into custody.

The man claimed to have a firearm but no firearm was located on him when he was arrested without incident.

Police searching the building have subsequently located a firearm hidden in the roof, which is believed to have been placed there by the offender.

The man is expected to face a number of charges and an update on these will be provided later today.

Police remain at the scene and enquiries are ongoing into this incident.

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Nick Baker/NZ Police

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