Armed police are in Mount Maunganui investigating reports of a person carrying a firearm.

A Police media spokeswoman said a member of the public reported seeing a person carrying what was believed to be a firearm.

Officers were in the area making inquiries to the report they received at 5.39pm.

Police are in the area near Coronation Park.

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A police spokeswoman said on Sunday morning police made a number of enquiries but did not find anyone with a gun.