Napier: Armed Offenders Squad callout, bomb threat

Published: Thu 29 Aug 2013 11:31 AM
Armed Offenders Squad callout
Thu, 29/08/2013 - 5:41am
At 10.45pm on Wednesday 28th August, Hawkes Bay Police responded to a call at Sanders Ave, Napier. Family members were concerned about the safety of the single male occupant. Upon arrival Police entered the address and were confronted by a man wielding a large kitchen knife. He threatened the officers who immediately retreated.
The 30 year old man then barricaded himself in his home. He threatened to detonate a home- made bomb.
Police secured the area, evacuating Sanders and Logan Ave residents. Police communicated with the man until 4.30 am when he voluntarily walked out of his home.
A Wellington bomb squad team are checking the residence. Once this is cleared residents will be allowed back into their homes.
Police are particularly grateful for the assistance of the Hawkes Bay Salvation Army support team, Fire service and ambulance staff who provided support.
Inspector Tania Kura
Hawkes Bay Area Commander

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