Man arrested in BOP police operation

Cordons have been lifted in Taneatua following the arrest of one person.

The outcome comes on the back of a police operation in the town throughout the morning which has involved the armed offenders squad, police dogs and the Eagle Helicopter.

A police media spokesperson says their response was initiated following reports of a suspicious person in the area.

Their efforts to locate the person of interest resulted in Taneatua School to get locked down and a short section of the State Highway to be closed off.

All cordons have been lifted and the person of interest has been arrested.

Police have thanked local residents for their patience and cooperation

Sam Gardner