Armed police were called to an Ōpōtiki street following alleged reports of shots being fired towards a vehicle early this morning.
Police said in a statement they were called to Nelson St about 12.35am.
No one was injured during the incident.
Police said, in relation to this incident, a 23-year-old man has been charged with unlawfully possessing a firearm; a 29-year-old man has been charged with resisting and assaulting police, and a 48-year-old man has been charged with resisting police and dangerous driving.
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All three are due to appear in Whakatāne District Court tomorrow.