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Man arrested in petrol station stand-off

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 11/06/2016

A gun-wielding man has been taken into custody following a stand-off with police in Waikato.

Armed officers cordoned off the Mobil station in Mercer and a section of the nearby Waikato Expressway after following the man's car there from Manurewa by helicopter just before midnight on Saturday.

After a two-hour stand-off, police took the man into custody.

Police said when the man's car reached the petrol station a woman ran from it and told officers there was a gun inside.

The highway has since reopened.

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