Man arrested following bomb threat in New Zealand airbase

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-05 18:28:07|Editor: xuxin
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AUCKLAND, New Zealand, June 5 (Xinhua) -- A man was arrested Wednesday night after a threat was made earlier at Whenuapai airbase in Auckland.

The man is reportedly due to appear on Waitakere District Court on Thursday, but charges are yet to be laid.

A major police emergency operation started several hours earlier at the Whenuapai Air Force base in Auckland after the threat about explosives was made.

It is reported by local media New Zealand Herald that an individual drove into a hangar and made threats about explosives. A large number of emergency service vehicles are seen at the air base, with armed police also responding to the incident.

New Zealand Police spokesperson confirmed that the emergency response was sparked by a male who had made threats. The police also confirmed that the Armed Offenders Squad had been deployed.

“As a precaution, roads leading to the area have been cordoned off, including the Whenuapai motorway off-ramps,” said the spokesperson previously. Local roads have been reopened after the arrest was made.