July 02, 2013

Man due in court after Taupo stand-off

a man arrested after an armed dispute in Taupo late on Sunday will face court on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old will appear in Rotorua District Court on an assault charge related to an alleged family violence incident, and on a firearms charge headphone stand.

The Armed Offenders Squad arrived at the Rangitera Street home late on Sunday after a woman arrived at a police station claiming to have been assaulted gear motor.

The squad spent the night at the scene talking to the man, who is aged in his 30s, armed with a gun and believed to have mental health concerns playgroup.

He was coaxed out by negotiators and taken into custody without incident .

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