Gunman is found dead in a thicket after forcing a suburb of Melbourne to a closure by threatening to shoot himself
- Critical incident police were looking for a man who believed he was armed on Monday
- He sent a suburb of Melbourne to the confinement and threatened to self-harm
- Traffic was blocked in and out of Blind Bight near Tooradin late in the morning
- Police said Monday around 1:30 pm that the man's body had been found
Charlie Coe for Daily Mail Australia
A man who sent a suburb of Melbourne to prison after being reported as armed with a weapon has been found dead in a Victorian brush.
Police said around 11am on Monday that the man was threatening to self-harm and traffic to Blind Bight, near Tooradin, southeast of Melbourne, has been closed.
Nearby residents were warned to close their doors and the special operations group and the police responding to critical incidents were looking for the man.
A search has been initiated of a man believed to be armed with a gun in a Victorian brush and nearby residents have been warned to lock their doors.
Around 1:30 pm on Monday, police announced that they had found the man's body in a bush near Blind Bight.
They said that the death was not being treated as a suspect and that a forensic report was being prepared.
A member of the Facebook group of Casey Crime reported that an armed response or a swat truck had gone through Cranbourne to Blind Bight just after 11 a. M.
The resident also reported seeing a helicopter and a large presence of police vehicles in the area and that people were not allowed to enter or leave Blind Bight.
Traffic to Blind Bight, (pictured) near Tooradin, southeast of Melbourne, has been closed.