14 Oct 2020

Woman arrested after incident at managed isolation facility in Auckland

1:24 pm on 14 October 2020

Police arrested a woman last night after an incident at a managed isolation facility in central Auckland.

Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

She is facing two charges of failing to comply with requirements for isolation and a charge of failing to remain in isolation for the required period.

One of the charges relates to the incident yesterday and the other two charges relate to separate incidents on 8 October.

Police have confirmed the arrest relates to the incident previously reported by Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) chief Air Commodore Darryn Webb, involving the Grand Millennium Hotel.

The woman allegedly used a fire exit to escape, and walked around the inner city in the early hours of the morning before being caught on a second attempt to leave on 9 October.

The 22-year-old will be appearing in the Auckland District Court today.