Man arrested after reports of person pointing a gun out of a car window in Wellington

Armed police arrested a man in Karori.  (File photo).

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Armed police arrested a man in Karori. (File photo).

Armed police arrested a man in Karori after receiving reports that someone had aimed a gun out of a car window in the Wellington suburb.

Officials were seen near Karori Mall and Mobil on Karori Road at around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

A police spokeswoman said officers visited and arrested a man on Burrows Ave, about half a mile from Karori Mall.

A firearm was seized.

Witness James Craw was on his way to the supermarket when he saw a “massive armed police presence” with dozens of police vehicles and officers with AR15 rifles around the Mobil gas station.

Two streets towards Karori Park are closed, he said.

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