Man arrested after police standoff in West Auckland

Unexplained death in Taita, Lower Hutt early on Sunday 26th January 2020.  A Police cordon and crime scene invetsigation tent were in place Monday 27th January 2020.

2021-08-22 13:52:20

A person who holed up with a gun within the west Auckland suburb of Massey immediately has been arrested.

Unexplained death in Taita, Lower Hutt early on Sunday 26th January 2020.  A Police cordon and crime scene invetsigation tent were in place Monday 27th January 2020.

Picture: RNZ / Patrice Allen

The Armed Offenders Squad cordoned off and evacuated a number of close by homes in Cedar Heights Avenue whereas they negotiated with the person.

Inspector Shawn Rutene mentioned he was finally arrested with out incident.

The police initially thought the person had been concerned in an aggravated theft, however they now imagine he’d stolen a automobile.

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