A man has been taken into custody after armed police officers surrounded his car at a petrol station in Takanini, Auckland this morning.
A dramatic video seen by the Herald captured the scenes as four police cars surrounded a vehicle on the forecourt of a Gull petrol station on Porchester Rd.
About half a dozen armed officers could be seen pointing guns at the stationary black car.
A woman can be seen walking towards the officers.
The video ends with a man exiting the vehicle with his arms on his head and walking towards a police car before being arrested.
A witness said she saw multiple police officers descend on the petrol station just before 11am.
“They took a man into custody.”
A police spokesperson said the incident related to a male who police were looking for in relation to a firearms incident the previous night in Avondale.
“A 39-year-old man allegedly entered an Avondale property around 10pm and pointed a firearm at the occupants.
“The offender and victims are known to each other.”
The male had been taken into custody and would face charges, the spokesperson said.