A group of up to 30 armed police surrounded the block near the Mantra Hotel on Northbourne Avenue on Saturday afternoon.

A police spokesperson reported there was a suggestion that a person with a warrant for arrest was in the vicinity, but that “it was not correct information.”

Police would not confirm who they were looking for, but said the area had been cordoned off to ensure the person could not escape from any back or side entrances.

The spokesperson said no arrests were made.