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Man Charged After Ōpōtiki Firearms Incident

A 38-year old man is due to appear in the Whakatāne District Court today, after a firearms incident in Ōpōtiki, over the weekend.

Police were called to the scene on Elliot Street, just 1:30pm on Saturday, to a firearm, allegedly being discharged.

Police, including the Armed Offenders Squad, approached, an address on Elliot Street, and, an address on Ford Street.

The man was taken into custody, and will appear in court today, on charges, relating to the armed incident.


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