A 37 year old man will appear in the Nelson District Court on Thursday after allegedly injuring his partner with a knife during a domestic dispute this evening.
The Armed Offenders Squad were deployed to Motueka following a report that a woman had received a facial injury from a knife in the domestic related incident.
Neighbours tried to intervene on the dispute and police were called at around 6.20pm.
The man was located and arrested without incident at a Poole Street address shortly before 10pm. Cordons were put in place during the deployment.
Information Police received suggested the man had access to a firearm and knives.
The woman has received medical treatment and is in the care of friends.