Police responding to incident at Linton

Friday 5 October 2012, 3:43PM
By New Zealand Police


Police are this morning responding to an incident at Linton Military Camp, near Palmerston North.

Central District Police Manager of Operations Inspector Dave White said a soldier living in the camp's housing area appeared to have barricaded himself inside a house with a firearm. It was understood that a single shot had been fired but no-one had been hurt.

Mr White said Members of the Armed Offenders Squad were at the scene, as were Police negotiators, who were attempting to talk to the man to resolve the incident peacefully.

Police have cordoned off the area.

More information will be made available as it comes to hand.