Dozens of heavily armed police officers swarmed a suburban street in Sydney’s west, with officers ordering locals to stay away from the area.
Tactical officers in an armored police rescue vehicle blocked Speed St, Liverpool, about 40 kilometers south-west of the CBD, shortly after midday on Wednesday.
Officers were seen breaking into a red brick apartment building and then dragging away a barefoot man in a blue T-shirt.
Wild scenes descended on the streets of south-west Sydney after heavily armed police carried out a major police operation in Liverpool, south-west Sydney (pictured).
Some sections of the street were cordoned off while the police carried out the operation (photo)
A New South Wales police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that a man and woman were taken to Liverpool police station.
The couple are assisting police with their investigations.
People have been advised that there is no ongoing risk to the public at this time.
The operation is believed to have lasted approximately one hour.
Officers dragged a barefoot man out of an apartment (pictured)
On Wednesday afternoon, armored vehicles blocked sections of the expressway (pictured)
NSW Police issued a social media alert shortly before 1pm advising people to stay away from the area after the operation began.
Sections of the street had been blocked by armored vehicles while armed officers were seen walking down the street in scenes of confrontation.
Officers also cordoned off parts of the street with police tape while the operation took place.
Heavily armed officers were seen in the area (pictured) as the operation took place.
Police had previously issued an alert warning people to stay away from the area while the operation took place (pictured).
More to come.