Man threatens police with gun

The armed offenders squad was called out after a man threatened police with a gun. File photo.

A man has been arrested after threatening police with a gun in the Otago area.

The threat was made after the man failed to stop for police in Balclutha.

The Armed Offenders Squad was called after the 27-year-old, who was wanted in relation to a previous incident, failed to stop for police about 7.20pm on Monday.

The man "eventually" came to a stop and got out of the vehicle, before "presenting a firearm" at officers, says a police spokeswoman.

"No shots were fired and the man was taken safely into custody."

He was expected to appear in court today.


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