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Man with firearm arrested in Christchurch

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 22/03/2017

A man has been arrested in Christchurch with a stolen firearm after police earlier sent some local schools into lockdown.

The incident began just after 2pm when police were called to a house on Chedworth Avenue in Bishopdale because of reports of suspicious activity.

Three to four people made a getaway when officers arrived with police then advising nearby schools to go into lockdown due to concerns the possible offenders had firearms.

A short time later at 3pm, police located the man with the weapon and arrested him, while the three others remain at large.

Cordons in Bishopdale have now been lifted.

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