Man seen brandishing machete and knife in Tūākau street

Source: 1News

A man was seen brandishing a machete in one hand and a knife in the other on a Waikato street on Thursday morning.

Man pictured holding a machete during incident in Tūākau.

Police said just before 11am they were responding to an incident on George St, Tūākau. The public was asked to avoid the area.

A worker inside Tūākau Quality Meats told 1News there had been a "guy with knives going crazy".

In a video of the incident, the machete and knife-wielding man could be seen confronting another man with what appeared to be a wooden club.

Members of the public tried to break up the altercation, but one of the men later left in a light blue hatchback.

Police later said two people were taken into custody after the vehicle was found. Both were compliant and were released pending further investigations.