Armed police invade Porirua suburbs near Wellington, streets blocked, man arrested

Armed police invade Porirua suburbs near Wellington, streets blocked, man arrested

Armed police have converged on two northern Wellington suburbs this afternoon, blocking off streets and unnerving locals.

Uniformed officers, as well as members of the Armed Offenders Squad, are in Plimmerton in large numbers.

Kāpiti-Mana Area Commander Inspector Renee Perkin said police were in the Porirua area to execute a search warrant.

“At around 2 p.m., officers observed a car with two men in it, which has since been confirmed to be a stolen car.

“While officers were speaking with the men, one of them was observed with a firearm. One man has been arrested and a firearm has been recovered.”