Armed police search for man in Central Otago

Pictured: Police roadblock and Armed Offenders Squad base on Lowburn Valley Road, just off SH6.  Photo: Live24 New Zealand

UPDATE (4:15pm): People in the Lowburn area will continue to see a Police presence while a male is sought in relation to a family harm incident.

Police cordons are in place in the Lowburn and Mount Pisa area.

SH6 between Cromwell and Wanaka remains open.

Pictured above: Police roadblock and Armed Offenders Squad base on Lowburn Valley Road, just off SH6. 

Pictured: Lowburn Valley Road residents wait to be allowed back into their homes Wednesday evening. Photos: Live24 New Zealand

Original story  posted 1:33pm 08 Nov 2017

Police are currently responding to an incident in the Lowburn area of Central Otago.

Police are seeking a European male in his late teens.

He may be in possession of a firearm and is not to be approached.

While Police do not believe he poses a direct risk to members of the public, as a precaution they advise local residents to secure their vehicles and remain inside their properties until otherwise notified.

Police are also interested in any sightings of a white 2013 Nissan Navara ute - registration KDA680.

Any information or sightings should be made to Police on 111.


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