Officers of the Armed Offenders Squad have peacefully resolved a five-hour stand off at a Hamilton house.

Waikato Senior Sergeant Phil Ruddell said the man started making threats to harm himself and police officers and the AOS arrived about 9.45am.

The man had been inside the house for almost five hours and was refusing to leave the property.

Man accompanied by AOS down Karaka St. Photo / Nikki Preston
Man accompanied by AOS down Karaka St. Photo / Nikki Preston

"A police negotiation team is present and talking to the person in the house and negotiating his surrender," Ruddell had said earlier.

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However, police subsequently confirmed the man was in police custody at 3pm.

Cordons, which were around Karaka St, will now be brought down.

Earlier, police were unclear if he was armed, but said he did not pose a threat to the community.

***Update - One man arrested without incident. The cordons have all been lifted so everyone is free to move about. ...

Posted by Waikato Police on Monday, 26 February 2018