Around midday today a man with a gun was sighted on Mt Victoria and reported to police.
A local school, Wellington East Girls College went into lockdown, with all students and teaches in class whilst armed police patrolled and searched the area for this man.
The man has not yet found, and the school lifted the lockdown at at 2pm.
Police have now ceased their search.
Locals are advised to call 111 immediately if they see anything suspicious.