Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Hamilton domestic prompts armed Police response

Hamilton domestic prompts armed Police response

A forensic examination of a south Hamilton home is currently underway following a domestic incident this morning that saw armed Police cordon off several streets after reports a shot had been fired.

Shift manager, Acting Senior Sergeant Andy BuBear, said the incident began shortly after 9am when Police were advised of a domestic dispute at a Tomin Rd address in Glenview.

"Three people were present at the address at the time of the incident including a 10-year-old child who managed to leave the house before Police arrived.

"When officers arrived outside the address they became concerned about shouting inside the house and forced entry into the home. Once inside they were confronted by a male who threatened to shoot both them and the woman so they retreated to await the arrival of reinforcements."

Mr BuBear said because of the threat of a firearm, responding units included armed staff and these officers established an initial cordon around the house and surrounding streets.

"There were also unconfirmed reports of a shot being fired and as such members of the Waikato Armed Offenders Squad were called in to assist. Prior to their arrival the woman made her way out of the house and the offender gave him self up following voice appeals by AOS officers.

"He was arrested without incident about 10.15am and all three people from the house are being interviewed by Police. Partner agencies are currently providing victim support and other assistance as required."

As part of the Police's response several streets were cordoned off to vehicle traffic while residents were asked to remain inside.

The Glenview Primary School on Bruce Ave was asked to clear its sports field to allow an Auckland based Police helicopter to land if required however the school was advised that the situation had been resolved about 10.20am.

Mr BuBear said to date, no firearm had been located at the address and reports of a shot being fired may have been from a window being smashed and Police would keep an open mind on what happened until a search of the home and interviews of those involved were completed.

"Situations such as today's obviously require significant Police response to ensure the safety of all parties concerned and often it is necessary to restrict people's movement by way of establishing cordons.

"Police balance the risks to the public against the impact on day to day activities when considering such cordons and we would like to thank local residents for their patience and support during the management of today's incident."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Greens: Russel Norman To Stand Down As Co-Leader

Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman has announced today that he will stand down as leader at the party’s Annual General Meeting in May. Dr Norman will remain as Co-leader and retain his finance and climate change portfolios until the AGM.

“After nearly a decade as Co-leader, now is a good time to find a new challenge for myself, and to spend more time with my family” said Dr Norman.

“This is my ninth year as Co-leader and I think it’s time for a change. Now is a good time for new leadership for the Party. My replacement will start from a strengthened base and will have a full parliamentary term to establish himself in the role and take the Greens into government in 2017." More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Eleanor Catton Rumpus

If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point… More>>

ALSO:

More Rent Assistance, Less State-Owned Housing: John Key Speech - Next Steps In Social Housing

"We are going to ensure that more people get into social housing over the next three years, whether that is run by Housing New Zealand or a community provider. The social housing budget provides for around 62,000 income-related rent subsidies a year. We are committed to increasing that to around 65,000 subsidies by 2017/18, which will cost an extra $40 million a year." More>>

ALSO:

The Future Of Work: Andrew Little - State Of The Nation 2015

In 2005 when I led the EPMU we worked together with Air New Zealand to find a way to keep engineering jobs that were heading overseas. A lot of these workers were people I’d known for years and they were facing not just losing their jobs but not being able to find the kind of work they do without going overseas. A lot of people were facing personal and financial upheaval.... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Sabin Case, The Pressures On Greece And (Songs About) Coyotes

Mike Sabin is a National MP, and the current chairman of Parliament’s law and order committee. Yet reportedly, he is being investigated by the Police over an assault complaint... However, the PM will not comment on any aspect of the story. More>>

ALSO:

Houses, ISIS, King (& Catton): PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference

The Prime Minister met with reporters to discuss: • Social housing, the Auckland housing market • The prospect of joining international forces to combat ISIS • David Bain’s compensation • The lowering of the flag for the King of Saudi Arabia's death ... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Tomorrow’s Speeches By John Key And Andrew Little

The Key government has already kicked off the political year on a stridently ideological note, with Environment Minister Nick Smith choosing to lay all manner of sins at the door of the RMA. Tomorrow, the government will wheeling out its best salesman – Prime Minister John Key – to sell its plans for state housing… . More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news