The seven-hour siege ends with a gunman rushed to hospital in critical condition after he was found unconscious in a suburban home.
- An alleged gunman barricaded himself in a house
- Police held negotiations at the Melbourne home.
- The alleged gunman was found unconscious.
A large-scale police operation in north-west Melbourne finally came to an end seven hours after a man barricaded himself inside a house with a firearm.
Police began negotiations with an allegedly armed man who barricaded a Sunbury home on Magdalene Court on Friday.
Emergency services rushed to the scene shortly before 11am following reports of a dispute between two known parties.
A man allegedly armed with a firearm locked himself inside a property about 650m away on Xavier Court.
Police began negotiations with an allegedly armed man who barricaded a Sunbury home on Magdalene Court on Friday afternoon (police on scene pictured)
Officers from the Special Operations Group forced entry into the house around 7 p.m. and found the suspected gunman unresponsive (in photo, police on scene)
At approximately 7 pm, officers from the Special Operations Group forced their way into the house and found the man unconscious.
He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
While the negotiations were taking place, seven news spoke with a man who claimed to be the owner of the house in which the alleged gunman was staying.
He said there were no firearms on the property and claimed the gunman was a recently released prisoner in his 30s.
“The exact circumstances surrounding the incident have yet to be determined and investigations are ongoing,” Victoria Police said.
The suspected gunman was taken from the Sunbury home to hospital in critical condition (pictured, emergency services on scene)