Police were called to St Lukes Mall on Tuesday following reports of a firearm in the area.
Armed police have been called to Auckland’s St Lukes shopping center following reports of a firearm in the area.
Four armed police officers kept watch at ASB on Tuesday afternoon, but they did not arrest or detain anyone.
An employee of Luke’s cafe, which is opposite ASB, said she saw four police officers come in with big guns and loiter in front of the bank.
The bank had closed its doors, she said, while some staff were still inside.
The employee said ASB staff told her there were aggressive people in the store.
A salesman for The Fred Hollows Foundation at the mall said there were two men outside the bank who were “behaving untrustworthy.”
The bank was closed. An employee said it would remain closed until later this afternoon.
A police spokesperson confirmed that they had been called to the scene and that four people were assisting in their investigation.
“Police are still working to determine what happened, but we have responded to reports of a firearm in the area,” the spokesman said.
“Due to the nature of this incident, our employees were armed as a precaution. There are no reports of injuries and no ongoing threat to the public in relation to this incident.
“A further update will be provided when it becomes available.”