Two-day man hunt in Palmerston North ends peacefully

E rau rangatira mā huri noa, tēnā koutou katoa. E noho mauhere ana a Caleb Kovaleski whai muru i tana tūohu ki ngā whakahau a ngā pirihimana i tēnei ahiahi. E rua tekau mā rima tau te pakeke o Kovaleski, nōnanahi nei ia ka oma atu i te ture, me te whakapae a ngā pirihimana o Te Papaioea, he pū nāna i tohu atu ki a rātou. Nā kona ka timata te aru i a ia me te īnoi a tōna pāpā, a Jim Antcliff ki a ia, kia tuohu.

Mai i ngā rā e rua, kua riro mai ia ki te ringa o te ture.

Hei tā Jim Antcliff ki a Te Kāea, “I said to him you know son I don't want to bury you, you're going to come out with your hands up and he said yup, he wants to come out with his hands up and he doesn't want any trouble and again he's sorry and he apologised to everyone for this inconvenience.”

He tamaiti whāngai a Kovaleski o Antcliffe mai i te wā e tekau mā rima ngā tau te pakeke, ko tā Antcliff, ahakoa he taumaha tōna whakatipuranga, he tama pai ia.

“He was just having a bad day he and his partner had a falling out the last couple of days and obviously that's pushed him over the edge.”

Koia tērā inanahi i te wā i whakatūria ia e ngā pirhimana.

E ai ki te kaititiro Pirihimana o a Sarah Stewart, “He has some, a number of warrants to arrest for a range of offences and also yesterday when police attempted to stop him he failed to stop and we believe he was in possession of a firearm at that time.”

Hei tā Antcliff, “I hadn't heard from him for about a week and a half until yesterday morning. His sister Sonya said Caleb needs his Dad again. I rang him he said sorry Dad I'm already in the middle of a helicopter chase and he was in a bad state of mind yesterday and his thoughts weren't very good at all.”

Ko ngā hāmene kua ūhia ki aia mō ngā hara hautū waka me te mahi tinihanga, i kī mai ngā pirihimana kua hiki ināianei ētahi o ngā pou pirihimana ā ka taea e ngā whānau te hoki ki o rātou kainga.

Hei tā te Katitiro Pirihimana a Stewart, “We’re overwhelmed by the support of the community, even though this is an incrediably difficult time, they have been so confident in our ability and supportive of us in getting a successful and safe resolution.”

He toto Polish me Māori hoki a Kovaleski, tokorima ana tamariki mai i te rima marama noa iho te pakeke ki te waru ngā tau.