20 Oct 2015

Police hunt for man who sparked armed offenders callout

9:14 am on 20 October 2015

Police are on the hunt for a man who sparked an armed offenders callout in Napier yesterday.

Police described him as a 49-year-old European.

Armed officers used tear-gas at a Hislop Avenue property to force the man to come out, but a search of the house afterwards failed to find him.

They had been called to what they said was a domestic incident where there was a suggestion firearms were involved.

Police said a number of guns were found nearby.