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Armed police on Huka Falls Road

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 18/12/2016

Armed police are in the Huka Falls area of the central North Island, dealing with an "evolving incident".

Taupo police are dealing with an incident on Huka Falls Road on Sunday evening, a police spokesman says.

The road has been cordoned off and people are being asked to avoid the area.

Armed police are seeking a person of interest who is known to police, the spokesman says.

There is speculation on social media a man police are looking for is armed.

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