Report of gunman in central Wellington a false alarm

Officers were following up reports from a member of the public. Photo / File
Officers were following up reports from a member of the public. Photo / File

Earlier reports of a gunman in Wellington this evening were a false alarm, police say.

A spokeswoman confirmed around 8:30pm that officers had found a man meeting the description, but he was not carrying a rifle as had been reported by a member of the public.

A Mt Victoria local had reported seeing a man carrying a rifle on Pirie St at 6:18pm.

- NZ Herald

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