Armed police who blocked off a Tauranga suburb today have made an arrest.
Officers and members of the Armed Offender Squad (AOS) targeted a property in Merivale about midday as part of a search warrant operation.
A police media communications spokeswoman said the incident involved a man wanted for violence-related offences and the AOS helped as a precaution.
Merivale Rd near Landview Rd was closed to the public as police carried out the operation.
The spokeswoman said a 33-year-old man was arrested without incident.