Masterton Primary School [MPS] went into lockdown for about two hours early on Friday afternoon after police advised staff of a search warrant being executed at a nearby Millard Avenue address.
A police spokesperson confirmed yesterday the Armed Offenders Squad [AOS] attended the scene and that the incident was in relation to a person who “self-presented” at Wairarapa Hospital on Friday morning with a suspected gunshot wound.
The Times-Age approached the principal of MPS for comment regarding the school’s decision to go into lockdown and what protocols it has regarding such incidents but was referred to police for comment.
Meanwhile, a member of the public has spoken to the Times-Age about witnessing the AOS hailing the house in question with a loud hailer informing the presumed occupant that they were surrounded and ordering them to come out with their hands up.
However, yesterday police confirmed there are no updates or arrests on file, with a spokesperson stating, “The person believed to be involved in this incident has not been located at this stage and enquiries are still ongoing.”