Police called to reports of a man with weapons in central Tauranga have taken a person into custody.

A police communications spokesman said police were called to the Tauranga City Library carpark area at 10.40am today.

"We had a report there was a man with weapons," he said.

"Police found the man and he was taken into custody and we are taking statements."

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Details of the alleged weapons were not known at this stage, the spokesman said.