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Police ask Gisborne residents to avoid Lytton Rd area, Armed Offenders responding to incident at residential property

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Police are asking Gisborne residents to avoid the Lytton Rd area until further notice due to an incident at a residential property.

The cordons have since been stood down. Police said they were put in place as a person may have had access to firearms.

Police have entered the property and one person has been taken into custody without incident.

The person is being referred to health services and police are not seeking anyone else in relation to the incident.

Residents described seeing armed police officers and the Armed Offenders Squad responding. One resident could see “at least” six police cars on the scene.

The Herald understands police asked residents nearby to stay inside.

Police were unable to give further information.

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