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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."

Earlier:

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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