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Two people in custody after early morning west Auckland stand-off

Armed police are at a house in west Auckland, the site of a brief standoff this morning.

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Photo: RNZ / Marika Khabazi

An occupant in a property on Henderson Valley Road barricaded themselves inside and made threats about being armed when police arrived with a search warrant at about 6am this morning.

A police spokesperson says the Armed Offenders Squad moved in and "cleared" the scene.

Cordons which were put in place in the surrounding area as the stand off took place have now been lifted.

Police said enquiries were ongoing and charges were likely.

One woman said she heard loud bangs about 6.30am, but wasn't sure what they were.

She and a young child was in a nearby house watching television at the time.

There are eight officers and a police dog at the property.

Officers have also smashed the window of a parked car to get inside.

source: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/465261/two-people-in-custody-after-early-morning-west-auckland-stand-off