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Paremoremo: Prison Hostage

NZ Police CommCens Alert 15:00 8-08-2006

North Shore Waitekere Rodney

Location of incident: Paremoremo

Incident Type: Prison Hostage

Police were called to Paremoremo prison north of Auckland after a sentenced inmate took a prison guard hostage shortly before 3.00p.m. today.

A team of police and prison negotiators are speaking to the prisoner and an emergency response team is on-scene.

No further details are being released at present however a further release will be made should there be further developments.

First point of contact for further enquiries should be:

Kevin [Kev] Loughlin

District Communications Manager / Media Advisor

North Shore / Waitakere / Rodney Police District

12-14 Northcroft Street - Takapuna - Auckland


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