Hamilton domestic prompts armed Police response
February 26, 2013, 2:02 pm
A forensic examination of a south Hamilton home is currently underway following a domestic incident this morning that saw armed Police cordon off several streets after reports a shot had been fired.
Shift manager, Acting Senior Sergeant Andy BuBear, said the incident began shortly after 9am when Police were advised of a domestic dispute at a Tomin Rd address in Glenview.
"Three people were present at the address at the time of the incident including a 10-year-old child who managed to leave the house before Police arrived.
"When officers arrived outside the address they became concerned about shouting inside the house and forced entry into the home. Once inside they were confronted by a male who threatened to shoot both them and the woman so they retreated to await the arrival of reinforcements."
Mr BuBear said because of the threat of a firearm, responding units included armed staff and these officers established an initial cordon around the house and surrounding streets.
"There were also unconfirmed reports of a shot being fired and as such members of the Waikato