Arrest in relation to Invercargill firearms incident
Inspector Jon Bisset, Acting Area Commander
Southland Police have today arrested
a 29-year-old man in relation to the firearms incident on
Brown Street on Saturday 9 November.
The man is expected
to appear in Invercargill District Court tomorrow morning,
charged with attempted murder.
Enquiries into the firearms
incident are ongoing and further charges may be laid.
man was arrested shortly before 7pm this evening, following
a brief pursuit in Invercargill.
During the pursuit a
police officer was knocked down by the fleeing vehicle.
Fortunately the officer suffered only minor injuries.
The impact of the collision dislodged the officer's
police-issued firearm. A member of the public observed the
firearm on the footpath and secured it for Police.
would like to thank that member of the public for their
A vehicle belonging to another member of the
public also sustained minor damage after being struck by the
The occupant of the car was uninjured.
Police acknowledge that this incident has been unsettling
for the local community and we would like to thank residents
for their cooperation and support as we worked to apprehend
The victim injured in the firearms
incident on Saturday remains in Southland Hospital in a
serious but stable condition.
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