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Man faces charges following armed Coroglen standoff

Man faces charges following armed Coroglen standoff


A property in a small Coromandel settlement remains cordoned off today as Waikato Police conduct a scene examination following an armed incident yesterday.

Detective Sergeant Martyn Hughes of the Thames-Coromandel CIB said the Tapu Rd property located close to the tavern in Coroglen is currently being forensically examined by Police staff.

"In addition, a vehicle involved in the incident is also being examined while a male from the property is currently being interviewed and our investigators are conducting an area canvas of local residents.

"Two men were arrested during the incident which unfolded shortly after 3pm. One was released overnight without charge while a 41-year-old man has been charged with an earlier aggravated robbery and will appear in the Hamilton District Court today."

Mr Hughes said it may be several days before Police are able to confirm just what occurred yesterday.

"We can confirm a number of shots were fired during the incident though no one was injured.

"Local Police staff established cordons in and around the area and awaited the arrival by helicopter from Hamilton of members of the Waikato Armed Offenders Squad. We are grateful for the support of the other emergency services and the local community and thankful the matter was resolved without further incident."

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