Armed police have been called to an address in Wellington.
A resident of Collier Ave in Karori received threats and fled their house, police said.
They notified police of the incident at about 11am.
Police are looking for a man of unknown race, of average height and a solid build, wearing dark clothing and possibly carrying a bag. It is unknown if he is armed or not.
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Police dogs were about to start tracking the man, police said.
Cordons are in place on South Karori Rd and Richmond Rd.