Multiple people have been injured in an incident in Murrays Bay on Auckland’s North Shore.
Police say a person is in custody over the incident in which they understand a “number of people” have been injured.
“At this early stage we are still working to confirm the exact number and nature of injuries,” they say.
“A person is in police custody and is assisting us with inquiries.”
Diversions are in place and people are asked to avoid the area.
A member of the public told 1News from nearby Mairangi Bay they heard screaming.
“I live just in front of the beach and I hear all the screaming and then all the cops was there, with someone in the floor.”
“People was screaming … I heard that all began in Murrays Bay.”
Writing on Facebook, Auckland City councillor Chris Darby praised the police’s “quick response” and the “brave intervention of a group of construction workers who foiled the attacker”.
Police will hold a press conference about the incident at 2.45pm which will be live streamed here on 1News.co.nz.
Police say diversions are in place and people are asked to avoid the area.