Police dealing with reporters of an armed man in Berserker.
Police dealing with reporters of an armed man in Berserker. Adam Wratten

Medieval style weapon prompts mass police response

UPDATE 4PM: Police have taken a man into custody after an incident in Berserker earlier this afternoon.

A spokeswoman for the Queensland Police Service said officers from the Criminal Investigation Branch would interview the man in relation to an alleged robbery in Edington St.

"One man has been taken into custody,” the spokeswoman said.

She said an initial report to police was that the man had been armed, however, this was still to be established.

Earlier, The Morning Bulletin reported a man had been sighted with a whip like weapon with metal barbs on the end - similar to a mace.

A number of police were quickly on scene after the report.

UPDATE 3PM: AT LEAST four police crews have descended on a suburban Berserker St following reports of an armed man.

Reporters at the scene say police have swarmed the corner of Stamford and Berserker Sts and are dealing with a group of people in a yellow vehicle.

More to come.

Police dealing with reporters of an armed man in Berserker.
Police dealing with reporters of an armed man in Berserker. Adam Wratten

BREAKING 2.45PM: POLICE are responding to reports of a man armed with what appears to be a medieval style weapon in Berserker.

Initial reports indicate a man has been sighted with a whip like weapon with metal barbs on the end - similar to a mace.

The man was last sighted in Edington St.

More to come.



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