The man who sparked an armed offenders squad call out in Napier this morning has been arrested.

Aaron Elvis Edmonds was arrested at a Hastings Gull service station at 1pm, Senior Sergeant Dan Foley said.

Police had put out an urgent plea to the public after Edmonds allegedly threatened to damage a local Te Kohanga Reo.

He was also allegedly involved in an assault where a woman was hurt.

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