15 Apr 2021

Man arrested after Motueka firearms incident

2:59 pm on 15 April 2021

A man has been arrested in a town north of Christchurch in relation to a firearms incident in Motueka on Tuesday.

A police officer out in the community. 6 July 2016.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

He was detained safely near Woodend on State Highway 1 following a planned traffic stop this morning.

Nelson Bays commander Paul Borrell said the 33-year-old was a person of interest in relation to the firearms incident, in which a man was injured.

"We very much appreciate the support and assistance from the Motueka and wider Nelson Bays communities. We are very aware of the concern that such incidents cause," Borrell said.