EARLIER:

Police received information that a male with a warrant to arrest was at a property on Tarawera Road yesterday evening.

Police units, including the Armed Offenders Squad, attended, and the road was cordoned off for a time.

The male was not located and police inquiries are continuing.

YESTERDAY:

Part of a Rotorua street was blocked tonight while the Armed Offenders Squad searched a property.

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A police media centre spokeswoman said the Armed Offenders Squad was carrying out a search warrant at a Tarawera Rd address.

No further details were available.