Armed police arrest person with toy gun and knife in Wellington shopping mall

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Johnsonville Shopping Center in Wellington.
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Police flooded the Johnsonville Mall in Wellington on Thursday afternoon after receiving reports of someone behaving suspiciously.

Witnesses saw at least a dozen armed officers and three police cars surrounding the mall.

A police spokesman said officers spoke to someone with a screwdriver before realizing this was not who they were looking for.

The right person was found shortly afterwards with a toy gun and a knife. They have now been arrested.

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