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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Please attribute Detective Inspector Eddie Sutherland:

Police have arrested one person following reports of a firearm being discharged in Waikanae this morning.

Police were alerted to reports of a firearm being discharged and a report of a firearm presented at a member of the public in Waikanae shortly after 8am.

No one was injured. Police have one person in custody and are not seeking anyone else in relation to this incident.

We acknowledge this was a very distressing incident and we want to reassure the Waikanae community that there is no risk to their general safety.

There will be an increased Police presence in Waikanae today while staff continue to establish the circumstances of the incident.

We would like to hear from any members of the public or witnesses that may have information that could assist Police. Anyone who has information is asked to contact Police on 105 or information can be passed on anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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