Armed police have descended around State Highway 1 on Auckland's North Shore after a report of a person carrying a gun in the area.

Shortly before midday police were called to a report of a firearm being presented at a person on Esmonde Rd, Takapuna.

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Police said no one was injured in the response and they were unable to verify the claim a firearm was actually being brandished in public.


The police Eagle helicopter was also involved initially to search the area to find the alleged offender but police were not able to locate anyone.

A witness at the scene said there were numerous police armed with assault rifles congregating around the Esmonde Rd onramp to State Highway 1.