A man has been taken into police guardianship in the wake of dispatching a hatchet assault on Parliament today.

Police were called not long before 5.30am after the man was seen with the hatchet.

The man crushed five glass boards at the primary access to the Parliament structures.

The entranceway is currently closed off by metal boundaries.

In an assertion, Parliament said the passage would be shut until additional notification, with the elastic entryways of Parliament House an elective passageway meanwhile.

Security screening will be running from that point.

Police said the man didn’t attempt to enter the Parliament structures.

The 31 year old was charged for deliberate harm and ownership of a hostile weapon and is required to show up in Wellington District Court today.

-RNZ
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