Several police and ambulances attended the scene, with armed police seen at Rotorua BNZ.
Video / Andrew Warner
Armed police are negotiating with a person at a Rotorua bank this afternoon.
A Rotorua Daily Post reporter at the scene said four police vehicles were at the Amohau St entrance to the Rotorua Central Mall
Armed police are at the scene and have gathered near a BNZ branch.
Police are communicating with someone inside the bank, the reporter said. He is holding up a pad of paper to the window.
The reporter said there are lots of spectators within 500m of the incident.
A police spokesperson said police are responding to an incident at a commercial property on Amohau Street in Rotorua.
There are no reports of anybody being injured but four ambulance vehicles have arrived at the scene.
Further information will be provided as soon as it is available, police said.
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