Person charged following police stand off in Riccarton

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Aug 19, 2023 |

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A person has been arrested and charged following a police stand off in Riccarton.

Police were called to Matai Street West at 4pm on Saturday.

The road was blocked off for about three and a half hours.

Residents weren’t allowed to return to their homes until the stand off concluded.

A resident told Chris Lynch Media he heard police using a loud speaker urging the suspect to come out of their house saying they were “surrounded.”

Photo: Chris Lynch

Fire and Emergency crews and a St John Ambulance crew were called to the scene as a precautionary measure.

A police spokesman said the person of interest was arrested shortly after 7.30PM.

They were due appear in the Christchurch District Court on Monday on previous family-harm-related charges.

Further charges wre being considered.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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