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Queensland Police Swarm Southport Street During Siege


A man has been taken into custody after a standoff with police at Southport this morning.

Multiple police crews were called to the Stevens Street unit block at about 8.30am responding to an ‘agitated man’ who allegedly made violent threats to his ex partner.

Polair helicopter had been tracking the man for much of the morning and directed the Regional Duty Officer, District Duty Officer, dog squad, CIB and ground crews to the three storey walk up about 8.30am.

Police negotiators were speaking with the man through a unit door before he surrendered peacefully at about 9.20am.

Acting Inspector John Hamrey said the man had allegedly been involved in a domestic violence incident at Labrador last night.

Read more in Gold Coast Bulletin.

Australian Federal Police Tactical Group Raid Sydney House

Australian Federal Police officers were heard to shout “Drop the knife” before three loud bangs were heard during a raid on a home in Sydney’s west this afternoon.

The police surrounded a multi-level house not far away, yelling at those inside to make contact with them.

Tactical response officers with high-powered rifles were seen stalking the house which had a white Jeep in the driveway and a decorated Christmas tree in the garden.

After 1pm police stormed inside and were heard yelling “drop the knife” before three loud bangs were heard.

An AFP spokeswoman said the incident wasn’t terror related and there was no threat to the public.

Read more in The Daily Telegraph.

Source: www.dailytelegraph.com.au

New South Wales Police Use Flashbangs To Resolve Siege Incident At Macquarie Fields

A woman has been arrested and taken to hospital for assessment, a NSW Police spokeswoman said.

Police have set off flash bang grenades in a house at Macquarie Fields where a siege situation is occurring.

It is believed police entered the house after letting off the stun grenades just before 1pm.

Onlookers were unsure if it was a man or woman who was stabbed about 11am. Information is sketchy. It is believed the incident involves a man and woman. Early reports suggests the siege involves domestic violence. There have been reports a woman has been stabbed.

Read the rest of the story in The Daily Telegraph.

Source: www.dailytelegraph.com.au