Body found after armed police lock down parts of Hutt Valley

An armed police operation in the Hutt Valley this morning has come to an end with the recovery of a body.

The Armed Offenders Squad locked down an area of Whitemans Valley Rd after receiving a call about a "potential armed incident''.

Shane Cotter, acting area commander for Hutt Valley, said a body was found inside a property. Police did not fire any shots.

"Investigations are continuing but police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this stage,'' Mr Cotter said.

The name of the deceased will not be released until all next-of-kin are informed.

A section of Whitemans Valley Rd that had been cordoned off will reopen shortly.

- APNZ

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