A 22-year-old Levin man has been charged after an armed offenders squad callout in the town yesterday.

Wellington communications centre received a 111 call about 2.45pm telling them that someone was armed with a firearm at a Tiro Tiro Road property.

Sources said there was an argument at house between up to three people, when it is alleged one of the group involved produced a firearm.

Armed police from Levin, Shannon and highway patrol secured streets in a 500m radius around the house and armed offenders squad members moved in about 3.30pm.


A man and a woman in their 20s were taken to Levin police station to assist police.

The man had been charged with a firearms offence.

- The Horowhenua Chronicle