A man accused of going into an Auckland bank armed with a gun, prompting a five-hour siege, has been remanded in custody.
The man, who was granted name suppression, made a brief appearance in Auckland District Court this afternoon charged with possession of an air pistol and unlawfully presenting the pistol at a person.
He entered no plea and was remanded to reappear on July 3.
The man allegedly entered a Westpac bank branch on Great South Rd, Penrose, in a wheelchair about 4.30pm yesterday and threatened to harm himself.
Nearby office workers and children at a daycare centre were kept on lockdown while police negotiated with him.
He was arrested without any shots being fired.