A man has been arrested for carrying a fake gun in a central Auckland suburb this morning.

Police were called to Mountain View Rd in Western Springs at 11.25am after reports someone was seen carrying something suspicious, a spokeswoman said.

When police arrived at a block of flats nearby, on the corner of Tuarangi Rd and Great North Rd, they found a man carrying a fake gun.

He has been arrested.

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In September, 69-year-old Michael David Mulholland was found dead in a stairwell at the same set of flats.

A 29-year-old man was charged with murder in relation to his death.