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Armed police at address on Auckland’s North Shore following earlier firearms incident


Police and the Armed Offenders Squad are in Beach Haven on Auckland's North Shore following an earlier firearms incident in West Auckland's Huapai.

Armed officers are at an address in Beach Haven on Auckland’s North Shore.
Photo: RNZ / MARIKA KHABAZI

Police and the Armed Offenders Squad are at an address on Auckland’s North Shore linked to a West Auckland firearms incident this morning.

Beach Haven Primary school posted on its social media page that it had been advised to go into lockdown.

It said it would not be releasing any children until advised by the police.

The police said they were at an address in Beach Haven as part of their inquiries into the earlier incident in Huapai, north-west of the city, which resulted in another school and kindergarten going into lockdown.

Police and the Armed Offenders Squad are in Beach Haven on Auckland's North Shore following an earlier firearms incident in West Auckland's Huapai.

Photo: RNZ / MARIKA KHABAZI

“Staff at … Lancaster Road are armed given the nature of the earlier incident and are being supported by the Armed Offenders Squad,” police said in a statement.

“Inquiries remain ongoing at this stage.”

Police were seen on Lancaster Road.

Huapai District School in Kumeū and at least two kindergartens nearby went into lockdown following reports of gunfire this morning.

Police and the Armed Offenders Squad are in Beach Haven on Auckland's North Shore following an earlier firearms incident in West Auckland's Huapai.

Police inquiries were ongoing.
Photo: RNZ / MARIKA KHABAZI

The school has since come out of lockdown and says all students and staff are accounted for.

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