Armed police and cordons in New Plymouth

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Armed police are at a scene of a family harm incident in Spotswood, New Plymouth.

Cordons are in place at the intersection of Paritutu Road and Ngamotu Road; the intersection of Tumai Street and Marama Crescent; and on Paritutu Road south of Simons Street.

Police said there was only one person at the house of interest. A second person left earlier this afternoon.

The public has been asked to avoid the area.

Residents in the cordon should contact the police if they need to get home.