A machete-wielding man who allegedly threatened to kill police has been arrested.
Sergeant Tony Ritchie said police were called to reports of a family harm incident in Dunedin at 6.30am today.
A man at the property had allegedly threatened to kill police when they arrived, Sgt Ritchie said.
The man confronted police with a machete and a knife, he said.
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The Armed Offenders Squad was called, but frontline officers managed to de-escalate the situation and take the man into custody.
He has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon, and other charges would follow.