Armed police officers have swarmed central Wellington on Wednesday morning, setting up a cordon in the area.
The scene of a Western Union money exchange branch on Lampton Quay is taped off and officers have been speaking to employees in a cafe next door.
A police officer at the scene told Newshub they were responding to an “incident” but decline to provide further details.
The public is being asked to avoid the area.
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