Armed offenders squad called out in Hastings; wanted man not found

News from NZ Police
Hawkes Bay Police cordoned an area of Hastings today as they attempted to find a man who they believed had a firearm.

They had received information that Miharo Jason Papa may have had access to a firearm. As a result, the Armed Offenders Squad and the Police Negotiation Team were called out.

Papa was not found at the address. No other people were located and Police were searching the address.

Papa is wanted to arrest for failing to appear in the District Court at Tauranga to answer one charge of Breaching Prison Release Conditions on 9 January.

Police also wish to speak to him in relation to a Family Violence Incident that occurred in Hastings on 3 January.

The DomPost quotes the police as saying that the wanted man is a Mongrel Mob associate.

 

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