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Incident unfolds in Hamilton, perpetrator in custody


Waikato police swings into action after a potential firearm sighting incident (photo supplied)

Praneeta Mahajan

Hamilton, January 16, 2023

In a busy morning operation, Waikato police has taken one person into custody after a fleeing driver incident in Hamilton City, central area.

A vehicle failed to stop for Police on Forest Lake Road, Hamilton after a potential firearm sighting at 11.04am this morning, 16 January 2023.

The vehicle then rammed a Police car and subsequently fled, to which Police initiated a pursuit.

Police utilised a tactical manoeuvre to bring the vehicle to a stop.

The fleeing vehicle then crashed into a fence on Brooklyn Road causing a minor fire.

There are no reports of injuries.

Brooklyn Road is currently blocked and motorists are advised to avoid the area for the next few hours.

Police use a risk-assessment process to guide their decisions about what tactical options might be required to safely resolve any situation.

No further updates have been reported on the matter since.

Praneeta Mahajan is an Indian Newslink reporter based in Hamilton.

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