Armed police raid Wellington backpackers

Armed police have been spotted in Wellington's city centre after reports of a wanted offender. File photo
Armed police have been spotted in Wellington's city centre after reports of a wanted offender. File photo

A popular central city backpackers has been raided by armed police in Wellington this morning.

A police spokeswoman said armed police entered the Wild Zebra Backpackers on Tory St believing a wanted man was inside the building.

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Instead it was a case of mistaken identity and the man was not found.

Police ended up arresting another person on an unrelated matter, she said.

- NZ Herald

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