Police are attending an incident in Roxburgh, central Otago.

The incident is believed to be firearms related, but police would not give any details.

Armed police stopped a vehicle with a number of firearms inside it between Clyde and Cromwell this afternoon.

A man has been taken into custody.

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"The situation is evolving but police believe they have located the person of interest and there is no further risk to public safety at this time."

A search of the vehicle is ongoing.