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Man apprehended in Ashburton

*"Man apprehended in Ashburton"*

Police apprehended Russell John TULLY just after 5pm this evening following the armed incident in Ashburton this morning.

Canterbury dog section and AOS apprehended TULLY not far from Lake Hood. No shots were fired although TULLY will be treated for minor dog-bite injuries.

TULLY is now in custody at Ashburton Police Station

Police are still searching for the weapon used in this morning’s shootings.

A decision on charges will be made in due course. This may not happen until tomorrow.

Superintendent Gary Knowles says “the apprehension was a result of excellent teamwork by Police staff. I would like to commend the staff involved in today’s search. I would also like to extend my thanks to the people of Ashburton for their patience and understanding during today’s operation. We know this has been a very difficult day for the people of Ashburton and our thoughts remain with the families of the victims.”

We ask that you respect the privacy of the victim’s families.

Police continue to appeal for anyone with information relating to this incident to contact Christchurch police on (03) 363 7400.

Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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