Thursday, March 10th, 2016

New Zealand Police seized Drugs and arrested a man attacking four officers

Narada Desk | March 10, 2016 12:28 pm Print


On Thursday, NewZealand Police ended an overnight attack with a man who allegedly shot and harmed four police officers during a drugs operation.

The operation at a rural house in the Bay of Plenty, east of the North Island, started off on Wednesday, escorted with light armoured vehicles and a helicopter from the New Zealand Defence Force, Xinhua news agency reported.

The operation ended safely after the man surrendered near the town of Kawerau, the police commissioner said.

“Our priority was always to resolve this without further risk to police staff or the public. This development follows lengthy contact throughou the night with the individual by police the negotiator,” he added.

“A major police investigation has commenced, which will build a full picture of what led to yesterday’s shootings which led to four police staff being injured,” he said.

Two of the injured police officers were discharged from hospital. Another officer was serious but in stable, recoverable condition, and the fourth officer who was shot in the hand requires further treatment.

On Wednesday morning the force was in the area  to capture illegal cannabis when they started firing.