Three people have been arrested following a “serious incident” attended to by armed police at a petrol station in Auckland’s New Lynn where one person was left with critical injuries.
Police said the incident was at the Gull New Lynn near the intersection of Clark St and Portage Rd.
Police and an ambulance were called at about 6.30pm yesterday. St John said it responded to the incident with two ambulances, one manager and two rapid response vehicles.
One person was taken to Auckland Hospital in a critical condition, St John said.
A police spokesperson later confirmed armed police were now on Stewart Rd in Mt Albert and “carrying out inquiries” relating to the incident. A photo from the scene shows a group of men detained by police and sitting on the ground.
It has since been confirmed that three people were arrested.
A scene examination is ongoing at the Gull service station, and inquiries are ongoing in relation to how the man came to be injured.
“We would encourage anyone who may have seen what happened who has not yet spoken to police to please come forward,” a spokesperson said.
The police helicopter continued to circle above West Auckland yesterday evening. Earlier that evening a constant wail of sirens could be heard as emergency services rushed to the scene on what is one of the suburb’s busiest streets.
A video posted on social media after the incident showed two ambulances at the scene as well as at least three police cars and a fire truck. Earlier this morning, a single police car remained at the scene and the red hatchback had since been removed.