Man was arrested after a firearms altercation in Motueka.

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In connection with a firearms incident in Motueka on Tuesday, a man was arrested in a town north of Christchurch.

Following a scheduled traffic arrest this morning, he was safely arrested near Woodend on State Highway 1.

Nelson Bays commander Paul Borrell said the 33-year-old was a person of interest in the weapons incident, which wounded a man.

“We are grateful for the cooperation and assistance provided by the Motueka and larger Nelson Bays groups. We are acutely aware of the anxiety that such events elicit “According to Borrell.

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