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Armed stand-off in Papakura

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 16/08/2016

Armed police are still surrounding a house in the south Auckland suburb of Papakura, five hours after reports of a man with a gun inside.

The Armed Offenders Squad early on Tuesday morning blocked off the area around the home on Sutton Crescent, where a man is believed to be holed up.

Police said the situation was ongoing and negotiators were speaking with the person inside.

People have been asked to avoid the area and it is not clear if anyone else is inside the home.

A police spokeswoman said the incident was not related to a separate armed event in Takanini, south Auckland, which ended in a man's arrest after shots were fired at a business.

No one was believed injured but police remained at the scene.

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