Police locating person of interest in Judea
Update 4.45pm - Tauranga police are working to locate a person of interest near Judea.
A number of armed police officers have been spotted at the BP petrol station at the summit of Waihi Road.
A police media spokesperson says police are in the area conducting searches.
"Police, including members of the Armed Offenders Squad are working to locate a person of interest.
"There's not thought to be any risk to the public at this."
Reports are coming in about a police operation near Judea.
A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE hotline says a number of armed police officers have been spotted near the BP Station on Waihi Road.
"Five or six armed officers are walking around and have been for about 10-15 minutes.
"The tyre shop is also on lock down."
SunLive has contacted police and will bring updated information as it becomes available.
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