25 May 2016

Four arrests after man kidnapped

11:44 am on 25 May 2016

Northland Police have charged four men with the kidnapping of a Kaikohe man.

Police have evacuated residents of a Porirua street, north of Wellington, as they hunt for an armed offender who shot dead a police dog.

The Armed Offenders Squad was called out after the man was taken. Photo: RNZ/Adriana Weber

The man was taken from his home about 5am yesterday and the Armed Offenders Squad was called out.

They helped in the arrest of the four men at 9.20pm and the man was returned to his family uninjured.

Police believed the man and his alleged kidnappers knew one another, but would not elaborate because the matter was now before the court.