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Armed incident in Morrinsville

Posted 13 August 2017 by Gold FM in Emergency Services - Police, Fire, Civil Defence
Media Release: NZ Police - Waikato District Commander Superintendent Bruce Bird

Waikato District Commander Superintendent Bruce Bird has confirmed Police and AOS staff are currently in attendance at an incident in rural Morrinsville where shots have been fired at Police.

Police attempted to stop a speeding vehicle on Thames Street in Morrinsville around midnight last night.

The driver failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated.

The offending vehicle eventually stopped on Kurunui Road and one the occupants got out and shot at Police.

A second Police unit arrived and fired shots in return.

The three Police staff then took cover in nearby farmland.

The area was cordoned off and Waikato AOS arrived shortly after to escort the officers to safety.

They are uninjured.

Eagle has also been deployed to the area and is assisting.

Police are currently speaking to a person who is assisting with enquiries.

Cordons are still in place and further enquiries are being made to locate the offenders.