Updated: Police Respond to Incident on Tyne Street, Invercargill

Jul 27, 2017
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UPDATE: Police respond to incident on Tyne Street, Invercargill

Invercargill Police are still responding to an incident at The Haven, Invercargill but cordons have now been taken down.

Emergency services were initially called at approximately 2:15pm to a report of a strong chemical smell.

As a precautionary measure, cordons were put in place and additional staff were deployed to safely move students from a nearby school.

The fire service soon confirmed that the chemical smell was coming from an individual using cannabis oil.

Police officers in the area are still looking for the alleged offender but cordons have now been taken down.

Police thank members of the public for their cooperation and patience in the area this afternoon.

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A Tyne Street motel has been cleared and nearby residences are being evacuated as a precaution.

Parents and guardians are able to pick up their children from the nearby school but, due to the cordons, will need to park further away than usual on Tweed Street.

Police staff are in the area, directing traffic and all students, to ensure their safety.

All members of the public are asked to be mindful of the cordons, avoiding the area if possible, and to ensure young children do not wander off in the area.

Further information will be released when possible.

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