New Zealand: Bomb threat triggers police operation at Whenuapai airbase

Last Updated: Sat, Jun 22, 2019 13:57 hrs
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Wellington: A police emergency operation is underway after a threat was made about explosives at the Whenuapai airbase here on Wednesday.

Quoting local media, Xinhua reported that an individual made threats about explosives after driving into the place.

"As a precaution, roads leading to the area have been cordoned off, including the Whenuapai motorway off-ramps," a New Zealand Police spokesperson said, confirming that the emergency response was triggered after a male, who is yet to be identified, made threats.

The Armed Offenders Squad has been deployed, while several emergency service vehicles are at the airbase. Apart from this, armed police are responding to the situation.

In the wake of bomb threats, Auckland Transport had advised motorists to stay away from the area as it has been cordoned off.