Four police officers have been shot in the area of Onepu Springs Rd in Kawerau.
Today Police were conducting a large operation after an armed incident earlier in the day and at this stage they can confirm there is only one assailant.
Extra staff have been called in to assist, but to protect the public the police are advising everyone to avoid the area.
The fourth officer has been transported to hospital and is currently receiving medical treatment.
Te Kāea will have more on this tomorrow.