Various news outlets are reporting that police have established a cordon in the Auckland suburb of Mount Eden after incidents involving a firearm.
So far there are no reports of shots being fired.
The NZ Herald later reported that tourist buses were ordered to leave the summit of Mount Eden whilst police investigated the reports of an armed man. The cordon was lifted after it was ascertained that the gunman was just an actor “rehearsing a scene.” For what? we don’t know at this stage.
Shame no one thought to tell the police first, spare a thought for the tourists on the Mount and their terror as they were told to leave, and for the actor.
Not a good look for a country about to host a major film production and an international sporting event next year.