A Taupo man will appear in court today after being arrested for a family violence incident in Waitahanui.

Police were called by family members after a female was assaulted and threatened with a firearm about 4.20pm yesterday, Senior Sergeant Fane Troy said.

Armed police found the 32-year-old man in the area and he was taken into custody without incident.

He will appear in the Rotorua District Court today facing charges relating to the incident.


"Any kind of violence towards people is not okay. Police applaud those family members who intervened in this matter," Mr Fane said.