UPDATE 2: Serious firearms incident, central Christchurch
Police Commissioner Mike Bush :
A serious and evolving
situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active
Police are responding with its full capability to
manage the situation, but the risk environment remains
Police recommend that residents across
Christchurch remain off the streets and indoors until
Christchurch schools will be locked down
until further notice.
Police thanks the public for their
cooperation and will provide further updates to keep
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