Two killed in New Zealand shooting incident, suspect arrested
New Zealand police Monday arrested a man in connection with a double fatal shooting in an office in a South Island east coast town.
They had been searching for John Henry Tully, 48, since the shooting at a Work and Income office in Ashburton Monday morning, Stuff.co.nz reported.
A balaclava (ski cap) clad man carrying a sawn-off shotgun entered the office and fired several shots before fleeing on a bike.
Tully was found on a rural property south east of Ashburton.
He was brought down by police dogs and sustained dog bites.
Police are still searching for the weapon, thought to be a sawn-off shotgun.
He was brought back to the Ashburton police station for a medical examination.
No charges have yet been laid.
Police warned the public to stay indoors and to not approach the man. Schools were also in lockdown.
(Posted on 01-09-2014)