The Whāngarei High and District Court is on Bank St.
A person has been seriously injured in an incident at the Whangārei courthouse.
Police said they had taken a person into custody following the incident about 9.55am.
“Police responded to reports of a disorder at an address on Bank St and the individual was apprehended by Police at the location a short time later,” they said.
“One person has been transported to hospital with serious injuries.
“There is no risk to the wider public in relation to this incident.”
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Stuff understands a family court lawyer was assaulted inside the building’s lift.
Emergency services including police, fire and ambulance are outside the Whāngarei High and District Court, a worker nearby has said.
The worker said he could still hear sirens.
The Ministry of Justice has been contacted for comment.
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