Man arrested after absconding managed isolation
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Posted July 30, 2020
A 32 year old has been arrested after absconding from the Crowne Plaza Hotel isolation unit in central Auckland today.
The man was apprehended about 100 metres from the hotel after he followed Defence Force staff out of the gate claiming to be a worker when he was asked for identification.
Defence Force staff alerted Police and followed the man at a safe distance until a police officer wearing gloves and a mask arrived.
The man failed to stop when asked and was chased for a short distance before being apprehended and arrested.
Arriving in New Zealand from Brisbane yesterday and not yet tested for Covid-19, the man will now face a court appearance when a date has been set.