27 Mar 2011

Man arrested after airgun incident

7:55 am on 27 March 2011

Armed police in Tauranga arrested a man who brandished an air rifle at partygoers on Sunday morning.

Police say the man, 23, unemployed, had been at a party when he became involved in a fight about a missing wallet.

He left the party and returned with an air rifle, which was not fired.

Senior Sergeant Glenn Saunders says the man has been charged with presenting a firearm and possession of a firearm without lawful purpose.

He will appear in the Tauranga District Court on Friday.