21 Oct 2010

AOS called to West Coast house

12:31 pm on 21 October 2010

The Armed Offenders Squad has been called to a house on the West Coast, where a man is holed up with a sword and a crossbow.

A police spokesperson says officers were called to the scene just before 8am on Thursday.

The spokesperson says the 53-year-old man is thought to be the only person in the house.

Police from the West Coast have been joined by a police dog which was flown in from Christchurch.