Arrest following firearms incident, Owhata
Inspector Brendon Keenan, Acting Rotorua Area Commander:
Police have arrested one person following an incident on Te Ngae Road, Owhata, where Police were following a suspected stolen vehicle about 5.35pm.
An occupant exited the vehicle and fired at Police, hitting the patrol car.
During the incident, a bystander received moderate injuries.
The alleged offender then threatened a person and took their vehicle.
Further down Te Ngae Road, he then stopped at an address, where he took a second vehicle.
That vehicle was followed by Police and was spiked, coming to a stop on State Highway 30 near Okatina Road.
The alleged offender has been taken into custody and a firearm recovered.
Police are continuing to make enquiries into the circumstances of the incident.