“At this early stage we are still working to confirm the exact number and nature of injuries,” stated a police spokesperson.
Another girl noticed stated that the incident began in Murrays Bay and moved to close by Mairangi Bay.
“People screaming. Everything happened so fast. People running, and the cops was there in the same time with big guns, and they have someone in the floor in that moment,” stated Maria Paz Tapia.
National police spokesman and MP Mark Mitchell stated what had unfolded close to a normally peaceable seashore was “tragic”. Everyone ought to have the ability to go outdoors “without the fear of being attacked by a knife”, he added.
He couldn’t touch upon the specifics of the police investigation, nevertheless stated it was a “complicated crime scene” with a number of places.
St John New Zealand stated 5 folks have been injured, and 4 of these folks have been taken to Auckland Hospital.
Three folks have reasonable accidents and two have minor accidents.
A Mairangi Bay native stated she noticed “quite a few police” within the space.
“I saw three or four passing by here towards Murrays Bay and an ambulance as well,” he stated.
Police have positioned highway diversions across the incident, and are asking folks to keep away from the world.