8 Dec 2014

Armed man near Auckland beach

11:10 pm on 8 December 2014

Police have been negotiating with a man who is believed to be armed at a house in The Esplanade, at Auckland's Eastern Beach.

A police spokesperson said the house had been cordoned off and the Armed Offenders Squad and the negotiation team were speaking to the man.

They believed he had a firearm but said he was not thought to be a threat to the public.