UPDATE: The incident has now been resolved. The man has been taken into custody and is now speaking with Police. The woman was uninjured in the incident. 


Manukau Westfield is said to be evacuated as a man has held a pregnant woman hostage, with a knife to her throat.

The man, wearing baseball cap, is holding the weapon to the woman- who witnesses say is pregnant- near Burger King inside the food court at Westfield Manukau, NZ Herald reported.

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Police are responding to an incident at Westfield Manukau City. Police staff are currently at the scene," Police said in a media release.

"We will release more information when we are in a position to do so," police media added.

More to come.