Part of Ashburton is under police cordon after a man was seen with a gun at a hotel.
Sergeant Richard Carolan said police “have been called to an address in Ashburton where a male has presented himself at a hotel with a firearm” about 11.20pm.
“The scene has been cordoned and police are currently investigating the incident to determine what has transpired.”
The Armed Offenders Squad are attending the incident on Racecourse Rd in the Allenton district.
The incident is the second firearms related job for Canterbury police after two people were injured at a house where a gun was also fired in Rolleston.
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