Man charged with kidnapping after woman held hostage at knifepoint in South Auckland mall

The woman held in the incident was unharmed, police say.

Man charged after holding woman at knifepoint at Manukau City Shopping Centre

Police have arrested and charged a man following an incident at the Manukau City shopping centre this morning a Police media release said

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Police say attack at knifepoint was random.

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By Inspector Adam Pyne, Area Commander, Counties Manukau Central: Police have arrested and charged a man following an incident at the Manukau City shopping centre this morning.

Police spent almost 40 minutes negotiating with a man who held a knife to the throat of a woman he did not know in a mall in south Auckland this morning.

Woman was at a mall with her daughter when a stranger grabbed her from behind.

A major Auckland shopping mall was evacuated as a man held a pregnant woman hostage, with a knife at her throat. Police successfully defused the situation,

Woman held hostage with knife to throat

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The man was seen waving his knife at police negotiators during the terrifying ordeal.

Police spent almost 40 minutes negotiating with a man who held a knife to the throat of a woman he did not know in a mall in south Auckland this morning.