An Armed Offenders Squad call out in Whakatane has ended with the arrest of a man.

Senior Sergeant Mark Vanderkley said police received reports of the man pointing a gun at a property on Golf Links Rd earlier today.

1XX's Dan Dalgety said the AOS, the Eagle helicopter and police dogs were also involved in the search for the armed man.

It was not known why he was aiming at the property.

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Earlier, a police spokeswoman said the event was "unfolding" on Golf Links Rd.

An event for "public disorder" was recorded in the Police's Media Event Publisher about 3.15pm.