Incident in Blenheim
Police in Blenheim are currently
dealing with a male who has barricaded himself into a room
at a premises and making threats.
As a result of these
threats some areas of Blenheim have been cordoned off while
Police negotiate with the individual.
The road is closed
in Main Street and diversions are in place until further
Relieving Area Commander Inspector Ross Grantham
would like to thank local businesses in the vicinity for
their assistance and understanding and apologises for the
inconvenience caused while police deal with this ongoing
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