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Man facing multiple charges after armed police seige

Emergency services at the scene of an emergent situation in Scott St, Kawana.
Emergency services at the scene of an emergent situation in Scott St, Kawana. Kerri-Anne Mesner

8.08pm: POLICE have charged a man who was at the centre of an armed stand-off with police.

A 25-year-old Kawana man has been charged with one count each of dangerous conduct with a weapon, serious assault police, common assault, shortening firearms, unlawful possession of weapons and authority required to possess explosives.

He is due to face Rockhampton Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

10.20am: A 25-YEAR-OLD male is currently undergoing medical testing after a stand-off with police last night, in which police will allege they were threatened with a sawn-off firearm.

Police declared an emergency situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act around 5.30pm and urged nearby residents to stay inside as the situation progressed.

He surrendered about 5.30am without incident or injury.

At this stage he has not been charged, but may possibly face court later this afternoon.

The siege started at a Power St residence yesterday afternoon when an altercation broke out over a motor vehicle.

During that argument the man presented the firearm, before he and a woman he is in a relationship with drove to a Scott St address.

Police were called around 4.30pm, and a team of negotiators from Rockhampton and Gladstone arrived about an hour later.

CIB Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon said there is no allegation that the firearm was pointed at the female.

"The female person was there voluntarily and came out this morning with that male," he said.

She is also at the hospital this morning.

"I think like any person who's intimately involved in a situation as such as this, it proposes some level of trauma," he said.

Det Snt Sgt Moon was unable to confirm if the man was already known to police.

Police were initially inside the premises, but withdrew to a safe distance soon after.

9.30am: THE incident that had half a suburb locked down for 12-hours last night started in Power St with an argument over a vehicle.

Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon said police were initially called to a Power St residence sometime after 4pm and then to the Scott St residence about 15 minutes later.

The 25-year-old man and woman involved in the Emergent Situation in Scott St are in a relationship. Both are undergoing medical assessment.

The incident involved a death threat and a sawn-off firearm.

No charges have been laid.

More to come.

8.35am: POLICE are expected to talk to the media about 9am today about last night's siege.

A man and woman are in custody after the siege in Scott St, Kawana.

The Bulletin hopes to Live Video stream the press conference this morning.

6.05am: Rockhampton Police have this morning revoked an emergency situation declared Kawana last night.

The declaration was made at 5.45pm following reports of man making threats at a residence in Scott St.

A man and a woman were taken into custody at the address without incident and the PSPA was revoked at 5.45am.

Police expressed thanks to residents in the area for their cooperation as they were asked to stay indoors during the incident.

Investigations into the matter are continuing.

8.40PM: A MAN and a woman are barricaded inside a house on Scott St, Kawana.

Inspector Marcus Hill said the man and woman are known to each other.

He said there are concerns for everyone's safety.

7.10PM: THE POLICE Assistant Commissioner has arrived at the scene in Kawana.

Earlier, police used a media vehicle for cover near the residence of interest.

6.55PM: NEGOTIATORS are speaking to a man inside a house in Kawana where an emergent situation has been declared.

Police have declared an emergent situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act at Kawana this evening.

The declaration was made at 5.45pm and encompasses an area bounded by Westmoreland, Harden, MaCaulay Streets, Crane Avenue, Richardson Road, Mercer Street and Stenalke Avenue.

Initial reports suggest the man has a firearm.

Police are requesting residents in the area to stay indoors or avoid the streets mentioned above.

Police negotiators are currently speaking to a man in a residence in the area. No further information is available at this time.

Topics:  kawana, rockhampton crime



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