31 Jul 2017

WINZ office closed following threat

12:46 pm on 31 July 2017

The police have charged a man after Work and Income staff were threated in Hamilton.

Police said officers were called to the WINZ Centre at Five Cross Roads shortly after 9am after a man entered the offices and threatened people.

Staff followed procedure, and shut the office.

The police found a 55-year-old local man nearby, and he is due to appear in the Hamilton District Court at a later date.