A person has been arrested and charged after allegedly threatening to kill someone with a weapon they were wielding at a Newmarket petrol station.

Police said they responded to an incident at a petrol station on Khyber Pass Rd about 6.50pm on Saturday.

“The man allegedly approached someone at a petrol station and threatened them with a weapon.”

Footage posted to social media platform TikTok shows seven police vehicles lined up on Khyber Pass Rd, less than 100m from the BP petrol station.

A horde of officers appear to be bunched up outside Sun World Chinese Restaurant.

Police said a 36-year-old man was located nearby a short time after the incident and was taken into custody.

“[He] has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon, assaulting police and threatening to kill.”

The man is due to appear in the Auckland District Court on Monday.

A BP employee told the Herald they were not aware of the incident.

Extracted in full from:  https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/police-arrest-36-year-old-who-allegedly-threatened-to-kill-with-weapon-at-newmarket-petrol-station/2WGTGYNV2JFJFNGK4YQ436RA5U/

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