One person has been arrested after having a firearm outside Wellington Hospital.
After the incident on Tuesday afternoon, a police spokesperson said there were no reports of the firearm being presented or shot.
Two people had been spoken to and a 32-year-old man has been charged with unlawfully possessing and or carrying a firearm and will appear in Wellington District Court tomorrow.
A passerby near the hospital said there were about 15 police and at least two were holding their firearms up at a man.
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She said the incident happened on the steps outside the hospital and once the man was down and surrendered, he tried to run again.
A Capital Coast DHB spokesperson said police were called after a member of the public alerted them to an allegedly armed individual at the hospital.
"The matter was resolved quickly with no effect on patients, visitors or staff."