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Hunt for armed and dangerous Northland man

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 27/08/2016

A Northland man who allegedly fired a shot at police is still on the run and is considered armed and dangerous, police say.

Joshua Mason Kite, 33, who is wanted on a parole recall warrant allegedly crashed his car and fired a shot at two chasing police officers in Kensington, in Whangarei, on Friday morning before fleeing in a vehicle he stole from two people.

Police say Kite has links to Wellington, Auckland and Northland and any sightings of him should be immediately reported to police.

Detective Inspector Kevin Burke says the search is an extensive one.

Staff from four districts, Northland, Waitemata, Auckland City and Counties Manukau, are looking for the Kite, who is believed to be in possession of a firearm.

"This remains a fluid investigation and we are now casting our enquiries into the greater Auckland area," he said on Friday.

The armed offenders squad had earlier been searching the Kaiwaka area after a sighting of the man.

Kite is described as in his late 30s, about 183cm tall and with brown curly hair.

He was wearing a blue t-shirt with white writing and a brown zip up hoodie.

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