Man arrested after possible firearm sighting in Auckland CBD hotel

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Two men have been arrested after a standoff with police in central Auckland.

At least a dozen armed police responded to reports of a person with a gun entering a building on Hobson Street in the city.

Police have been at the Goodview Apartment Hotel on Hobson Street, but said there was no danger to the public.

They said members of the public would see an increased police presence in the area.

In March, armed police went to the same building after reports of a gun sighting.

A resident of the apartment building said officers were called to the area on a daily basis.

They said there were often problems with violence, drugs and alcohol and some residents were on bail or were going through the court system.

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