Concerns about a group of people holding what looked like a rifle has sparked an armed police call out in Sunnybrook.

A police spokeswoman said police recieved a call from a member of the public saying the group were seen at the back of a Pegasus Drive property holding what looked like a rifle but could have been a slug gun or BB gun.

No shots were heard, she said.

Armed police on Pandora Ave. Photo / Ben Fraser
Armed police on Pandora Ave. Photo / Ben Fraser

Police have since found the group and are speaking with them.

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Earlier a police spokeswoman told the Rotorua Daily Post a group of young people were reported to have been acting suspiciously and police were armed "as a precaution".

She said there was no risk to members of the public.