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Armed man threatens woman, child

Published: 3:24PM Sunday May 06, 2012 Source: Newstalk ZB

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The Armed Offenders Squad have been called into Akaroa, near Christchurch this afternoon, to hunt for an armed man.

This follows an incident in the township earlier today, where it is alleged the man threatened a woman and child with a knife.

Police spokesman Stephen Hill said officers and the Armed Offenders Squad are at the scene and are searching for the man.

Hill said the woman and child were not harmed during the incident.