Police are asking people to avoid Alexander Ave in Whakatane this morning.
Senior Sergeant Al Fenwick says there is an ongoing police operation in the area at the moment.
Armed police have been seen on the street.
"We thank the pubic for their patience and ask them to avoid Alexander Ave due to an ongoing police operation.
"There is no risk to the public."
SunLive is working on getting more information and will update this story when we can.