UPDATE 1: Serious firearms incident, central Christchurch

UPDATE 1: Serious firearms incident, central Christchurch

Canterbury

Please attribute to Police Commissioner Mike Bush:

In response to a serious ongoing firearms incident in Christchurch all Christchurch schools have been placed into lockdown. 

Police urge anyone in central Christchurch to stay off the streets and report any suspicious behaviour immediately to 111. 

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre