A large police presence has responded to a “grievous assault” at an Auckland McDonald’s tonight – with footage from the scene showing emergency services carrying someone out of the restaurant on a stretcher.
About a dozen police vehicles were seen at the Stoddard Rd McDonald’s in the Wesley area of Mt Roskill after the serious incident soon after 8pm.
Police confirmed one person was attacked in the McDonald’s and have cordoned off the restaurant, which is in a busy shopping area.
“Police are in attendance at a premises in Stoddard Rd, Wesley after receiving a report of a grievous assault shortly before 8pm,” a police spokesperson said.
“One person has been taken into custody and one other person has been transported to hospital with serious injuries. There will be a police presence in the area and cordons will be in place while police investigate the incident.
“Police wish to reassure the public that there is not thought to be any ongoing threat to public safety, this appears to be an isolated incident between two parties known to each other.”
A witness at the scene told the Herald someone ran into the fast food restaurant and started stabbing people.
Large pools of blood could be seen within the restaurant. McDonald’s workers could be seen sitting on the ground in the carpark outside the store, as officers continued to investigate the scene.
The Hato Hone St John ambulance service was also in attendance but referred all questions to police.