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Heavy police presence in Te Atatū Peninsula as one person transported to hospital

Police cars and cordons are seen at the end of Graham Avenue in Te Atatū. At least eight police, and two St John vehicles are in attendance.

Armed police and emergency services cordoned off a street in Te Atatū Peninsula this morning.
Photo: RNZ / Jordan Dunn

A homicide investigation is underway and one person is in custody following a sudden death in Auckland this morning.

Armed police and emergency services earlier cordoned off a street in Te Atatū Peninsula and one person was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

Police said that person had since died of their injuries.

Another person located at the address was assisting police with their enquiries, they said.

An armed police officer stands guard outside a house in Te Atatū Peninsula on 11 September, 2023.

An armed police officer stands guard outside a house in Te Atatū Peninsula.
Photo: RNZ / Jordan Dunn

Emergency services said they were called to an incident in Te Atatū Peninsula around 7.15am.

The end of Graham Avenue at Gloria Avenue has been cordoned off and a heavy police presence remains in the area.

Police cars and cordons are seen at the end of Graham Avenue in Te Atatū. At least eight police, and two St John's vehicles are in attendance.

Police cars and cordons are seen at the end of Graham Ave in Te Atatu. At least eight police, and two St John’s vehicles are in attendance.
Photo: RNZ / Jordan Dunn

At least eight police cars were present at the scene and two St John vehicles recently left the scene.

A Gloria Avenue business owner earlier told RNZ he had seen several police cars and and an ambulance heading past.

Police said a scene guard was in place and the public could expect to see an increased police presence in the area throughout the morning.

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