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Man arrested after flashing fake pistol

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 1/05/2017

<span style="font-size:13px;">A man is to appear in Auckland District Court on Wednesday, charged with shooting at police officers with a pellet gun.</span> © Hannah Peters/Getty Images A man is to appear in Auckland District Court on Wednesday, charged with shooting at police officers with a pellet gun. A man has been taken into custody after allegedly trying to get a Christchurch driver out of their car with a fake pistol - only to be stopped by members of the public.

Police say the 46-year-old stood in front of a car on Pages Road, demanding the driver get out at about 3pm on Monday.

The driver of the car then got out and disarmed the man, while other members of the public managed to hold him until police arrived.

Police said a "firearm" several people had reported seeing the man with was actually an imitation pistol.

He is now receiving medical attention and no charges have been laid yet.

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