8 Apr 2014

Police seeking man who may be armed

10:30 am on 8 April 2014

A man who fled from police in the Waikato town of Te Awamutu last night is believed to be armed.

Officers were called after a woman said she was threatened by her partner who had a pistol.

The Armed Offenders Squad secured the Rewi Street house and used tear gas and distraction devices to gain entry, but it was empty.

Police say Toki Takerei, 26, should not be approached and anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 111.