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Person in custody after MSD threats

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 16/12/2016

A person is in police custody after two Auckland Ministry of Social Development sites were locked down over a phone threat.

The MSD offices in Ellersie and New Lynn were put into lockdown following a threat made to staff at the department's call centre on Friday morning.

A person was shortly after taken into custody and was speaking with officers, a police spokeswoman said.

The sites had reopened by about 1.30pm and resumed business as usual, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Social Development said.

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