“Armed Incident in Papatoetoe”
Manukau, 10 August – Police Searching For Man In Counties Manukau West. Counties Manukau Police are searching for Abdul Hafiz who they want to speak to in relation to an alleged firearms incident in Papatoetoe this morning. He is not believed to be carrying a firearm but should not be approached. If any member of the public sees Abdul they should call 111 immediately.
Counties Manukau Police are responding to an incident in Papatoetoe after reports from a member of the public at around 9am that a man with a firearm was making threats against his family. The Armed Offenders Squad is assisting.
Police have since located the man’s family safe and well but are still searching for him in the Papatoetoe and Mangere area. Two firearms have also been recovered. Schools were put in temporary lock down while the AOS cleared an address but have since reopened. This incident is unrelated to the death of a child in Onehunga. There is no further information available at this stage.