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The patient was charged after armed police were called to Christchurch Hospital.

A man has been indicted following an armed police response to a report of a gunman near Christchurch Hospital.

Someone with a gun near the hospital’s outpatient building in the central city called police at 10.30am on Wednesday.

A police spokesman said officers attended but did not find firearms. One person was arrested.

The incident involved a patient in the outpatient building on the Christchurch Hospital campus, said Dr. Peter Bramley, chief executive of the Canterbury District Health Board.

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“The incident has now been resolved and the roadblock is no longer in place.”

“Patients should attend their appointments at the hospital as planned, but they should take note,” he said. Restrictions under Alert Level 2.

Police later confirmed that a 53-year-old man had been charged with making death threats or causing bodily harm, and was due to appear in Christchurch District Court on Friday.

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