Man arrested after armed police raid

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A man is facing a variety of charges after armed police executed a search warrant in Tauranga.

Armed police were spotted on Omanawa Road, near Jensen Road, on Thursday morning.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says they were driving down Omanawa Road, when they saw police.

"There was a dog handler there and officers armed with rifles near the intersection of Jensen Road."

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Rawlinson says a 36-year-old man has been arrested and is facing a range of charges following the execution of a search warrant at an address in Omanawa.

"The man has been charged with various firearm offences and he's due to appear in Tauranga District Court today.

"Police would like to thank the community in the area for their patience during the operation. "

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