Police responded to reports of a person in a vehicle armed with a gun in the Hamilton CBD earlier today.

A police media spokesperson said a member of the public called police just after 12pm about a person they saw in a vehicle holding a firearm.

The vehicle was spotted at the intersection of Rostrevor St and Harwood St.

Nearby office workers were alerted to the incident and were advised to avoid the area if possible.

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Police searched the area for the person, but were stood down at 12.45pm after they did not locate anyone.

Inquiries are ongoing.

No cordons are in place.