9 Oct 2019

One person in custody after AOS callout in Canterbury

2:24 pm on 9 October 2019

One person is in custody following an incident in rural Canterbury.

Armed Offenders Squad vehicle leaving an incident in South Auckland. 6 July 2016.

File photo. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Armed police were called to Glentunnel about 11am this morning.

A police spokesperson said officers closed a section of Wairiri Road near the Selwyn River Bridge, although the road was now reopened.

An eyewitness told RNZ that he saw a motorhome blocking the Selwyn River Bridge in the town.

He said armed police have blocked off the area around the motorhome, with ambulances and fire crews also on site.