2 Aug 2009

Man gives himself up after two hour stand-off

2:21 pm on 2 August 2009

The Armed Offenders Squad was called to a Wellington house after a man answered his door to police while holding a rifle.

Police say they were called to a Johnsonville house at about 11pm on Saturday in relation to another minor incident.

When the man, thought to be in his late 30s, came to the door with a gun, the officers withdrew and called for back-up.

Negotiators spoke with the man for two hours before he gave himself up.