Slug gun sighting prompts armed callout
UPDATED 11.59AM: Reports of someone having a firearm next them prompted an armed callout in a Tauranga suburb this morning.
Armed police cordons were put in place when police recieved a report from an informant about 9am.
They said they witnessed a person at an address on James Cook Drive with what appeared to be a firearm next to them, says a police spokesperson.
"Police responded and AOS was in attendance as a precautionary measure.
"Police spoke with the occupant and located what appeared to be a slug gun."
A large police presence is being reported in Welcome Bay this morning.
A SunLive reader has emailed in to say there is a huge police presence in Waitaha Road.
"Police are responding to an incident at an address on James Cook Drive," says a police spokesperson.
"AOS is there as a precautionary measure.
"An update will be provided as soon as it becomes available."
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