One arrested in Welcome Bay raid
Posted at 4:31pm Wednesday 28 Feb, 2018 | By Ryan Wood email@example.com
The Armed Offenders Squad was called to a property in Welcome Bay this morning. File photo.
One person has been arrested after police descended on a property in Welcome Bay this morning.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in relation to a firearm at an address on Kaitemako Road.
A police spokesperson says he will appear in Tauranga District Court on Thursday, and that there was a warrant for his arrest.
“Firefighters and the armed offenders squad were there as a precaution, however no one was injured,” she says.
“There was no risk to neighbouring properties.”
A witness who called SunLive says police were there after 6am this morning, and were using a loud hailer to call the occupants out of the house.
He says four people were taken away before police used ‘tear gas' to encourage another person out of the house.