A man has been arrested after armed police were sent to a Motueka address following a report that a woman had received a knife injury in a domestic related incident yesterday.

Police were alerted about 6.20pm after neighbours intervened on a dispute in which the woman received a facial injury allegedly inflicted by her partner, police said.

Information police received suggested the man had access to a firearm and knives.

Cordons were in place during the incident and a man was found and arrested without incident at a Poole St address shortly before 10pm.

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A 37-year-old man will appear in the Nelson District Court today, police said.

The woman had received medical treatment and was in the care of friends.