UPDATE 12.25pm: Police are making enquiries to locate a person of interest in Mount Maunganui.
A police spokesperson says a AOS are attending as a precuation.
"Cordons are in place and police are asking public to avoid the area."
Reports are coming in about heavy police presence in the Mount Maunganui area.
A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says police have been spotted near Macdonald Street.
SunLive understands a police chase is taking place.
Police have been contacted and updated information will be posted when it becomes available.
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