State of emergency is declared in Queensland as a suburb goes into lockdown – with police in a standoff with an armed man: ‘Stay inside’
- Police have closed off three streets in Logan
- A man, believed to be armed, is alone in his house
- Police are negotiating with the man
A man believed to be in his home with a firearm has surrendered himself to police after nine hours of negotiations.
Shortly after 12 noon on Thursday, following reports of disturbances, police arrived at a property on Chambers Flat Road in Logan Reserve, 25 miles southwest of Brisbane CBD.
An emergency was declared around 6 a.m., with residents ordered to stay home and officers directing traffic out of the area.
“Police have begun negotiations with a man who is alone in the home and is believed to be armed,” the police said in a statement.
Police made the statement under the Public Safety Preservation Act, with an exclusion zone encompassing Chambers Flat Road, School Road and Logan Reserve Road.
Included in the exclusion zone is Logan Reserve State School with students starting classes at 9am.
The public is advised to avoid the area and those within the exclusion zone should stay indoors until further notice.
More to come.
Police have established an exclusion zone (above) around the Chambers Flat Road site in Logan Reserve
Queensland police officers (pictured at the scene) began negotiations with a man they believe is armed shortly after 12pm before declaring an exclusion zone at 6am