Man at centre of armed Te Puke callout not located

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UPDATED 2.37PM: Enquiries are continuing to locate a man wanted by police in Te Puke.

An armed police response was seen in the township, near Harris Street, earlier this morning.

A police spokesperson says they were searching the area for a man wanted by police.

"The job has now closed, the person being sought was not located," confirms police.

"Enquiries are ongoing."


Armed police are currently searching for a wanted person in Te Puke.

SunLive has been informed of a potentially large police presence in the vicinity of Harris Street.

A police spokesperson has since confirmed a police operation is underway in the area.

“Police are currently in the area seeking to locate a person who is wanted for arrest.”

Police also confirmed that officers are armed as a precautionary measure in this instance.

SunLive is working on getting more information and will update this story as soon as it progresses.

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