Armed police closed off a street in Birkenhead on Auckland's North Shore this morning.

Kauri Rd was blocked off and an ambulance attended the scene.

Police said they were responding to a mental health incident at a private address.

Police were notified of the incident about 3.10am and left the scene shortly before 7am.

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Police vehicles on Kauri Rd this morning. Photo / Supplied
Police vehicles on Kauri Rd this morning. Photo / Supplied