Armed police were searching for a possible gunman near Mt Victoria in Wellington today.

​A police spokeswoman said potentially a man with a gun was seen in the Lookout Rd area.

Armed police were in the area after the potential gunman was reported at 12.38pm.

Wellington Police did not locate anyone of interest, and have now lifted cordons in the area.


Wellington East Girls' College, at the bottom of Mt Victoria, was in lockdown.

Wellington East Girls' College said on its website that the lockdown has since been lifted and normal activities have resumed.

"School will finish at the scheduled time today and end-of-day arrangements should be unaffected," the school said.