A man has been shot dead by police after opening fire and injuring three officers at an address in Glen Eden, Auckland.
Police said the armed offenders squad attended the scene at around 8.20am on Monday morning and tried to negotiate with the man.
However, things escalated and the man began firing at the officers. Police returned fire and the man was fatally wounded.
Two officers have moderate injuries and a third is in serious condition. All three are receiving treatment at Auckland City Hospital.
Neighbours told 1News they heard loud explosions followed by several gun shots.
They say their area is usually calm, although have noticed an increase in violence recently in the area.
One woman said she kept her daughter home from school today as a precaution.
St John has confirmed that they were also in attendance at the scene.
Two ambulances, one rapid response unit and one manager were sent out to the Danube Lane address, a spokesperson said.
A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesperson said four trucks were attending a fire at the same address.
An eyewitness told 1News the fire was “massive”, while armed police were also seen blocking off surrounding roads.
The fire service said no injuries have been reported due to the fire.