NZ police find explosive device in Christchurch

  30 April 2019    Read: 4456
NZ police find explosive device in Christchurch

New Zealand police arrested a 33-year-old man on Tuesday and found a suspicious package containing an explosive device and ammunition at a property in Christchurch.

Cordons had been put in place in a residential area in the afternoon and the bomb disposal unit was in attendance, a police spokesperson said in a statement. Houses in the neighboring streets were evacuated as a precaution.

A man had been arrested and was speaking with police about the incident, the statement said.

One resident told the New Zealand Herald there was a "big" police presence.

"There's an empty section which is full of police cars and police, lots of them," she said.

"A fire engine was parked opposite but that's all I know - there's something going on."

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