Man arrested after 13 hour standoff in Tauranga
A 34-year-old man is due to appear in court following a 13 hour standoff with police at the Tauranga Bridge Marina.
The incident unfolded when police attempted to stop a vehicle on Te Awanui Drive, Tauranga, at 3.40pm on Wednesday.
The man, who was the only person in the car, made threats towards the officer and then fled on foot to the Tauranga Bridge Marina, says a police spokesperson.
“The man made his way onto a boat moored at the marina.
“Police, including the AOS, and Police Negotiation Team remained at the marina overnight until the man safely exited the boat without incident at around 4.55am today.”
The man has been charged with speaks threateningly and will appear in Tauranga District Court on January 13.