A man has been arrested after the Rotorua Work and Income building went into lockdown today.

A police spokesman said they were contacted at 1.08pm about "a comment of concern".

Police have arrested a man and taken him away for questioning.

The building in Pukuatua St has now reopened after earlier five cones with barriers were up outside the main entrance and a sign had been erected, saying the building was in lockdown.

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