Greerton "gun" not what it appeared to be

Add a comment

Reports of a man headed down a Tauranga driveway armed with a rifle sparked a police call out in Greerton last night.

But the alleged gun turned out to be something very different.

Tauranga police Senior Sergeant Carl Purcell said police responded about 6.30pm and stopped a vehicle which had left the property.

The item described by the informant turned out to be a ceremonial axe that had been taken to the address and given to the occupants.

The person in the vehicle were released without charge.

- Bay of Plenty Times

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


Have your say

1200 characters left

By and large our readers' comments are respectful and courteous. We're sure you'll fit in well.
View commenting guidelines.

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf05 at 24 Apr 2017 15:49:04 Processing Time: 182ms