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15 Nov 2019 16:23
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    Armed officers have arrested a person, following a manhunt for a fleeing driver near Taupo

    Armed officers have arrested a person, following a manhunt for a fleeing driver near Taupo


    Police say they tried to stop a black Hyundai in Wharewaka, south of the city, about 1 o'clock..

    However, the driver fled north on State Highway 1 before turning onto the Napier-Taupo Road, where armed offenders squad members and other staff are currently concentrating.

    Police attempted to stop the vehicle as the driver was believed to be wanted by police.

    The incident has sparked interest from locals on social media, with one claiming the driver had already rammed a patrol car.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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