Ebene News – UA – Shots fired during hostage siege with woman and child

Posted: 19:21 GMT, February 18, 2021 | Update: 9:09 p.m. GMT, February 18, 2021

Shots were fired at the scene of a hostage where a woman and a young child were held for at least 20 hours

An armed man allegedly took a woman and a five-year-old boy hostage in a suburban house, prompting police to shut down the entire neighborhood

The siege is now in its 20th hour with dozens of police on the scene early Friday morning, where an ’emergency declaration’ remains in place

“An emergency declaration made by the police in Sunnybank yesterday afternoon remains in effect this morning,” said a police statement

Shots were fired at the scene of a hostage-taking that is entering its 20th hour in Sunnybank In the photo, armed police (right) at the scene early Friday morning

Gunman reportedly takes woman and five-year-old child hostage from suburban house in Sunnybank, south BrisbaneTactical police (pictured) are now surrounding a house in an attempt to defuse the situation

‘Residents of the exclusion zone are urged to continue to follow the advice of emergency services in the field’

“We are seeking to do our best to find a peaceful solution,” a spokesperson told 7newscomau

‘We are ready to face the situation for as long as necessary to ensure the safety of the community, the people inside this house and, of course, our agents’

Police said on Friday morning that the situation was continuing In the photo, camouflaged police officers at the scene early Friday morning

The siege entered its 20th hour on Friday morning In the photo, police officers in the street cordoned off on Friday

Acting Inspector Mick Ackery said specialized police were speaking to the man ‘to bring the incident to a peaceful conclusion’

Inspector Ackery said police were speaking to the gunman but would not comment on an ‘unknown’ weapon allegedly involved or on the other occupants of the house so as not to escalate the situation

“You have to understand that this is an ongoing issue, a dynamic and fluid situation, so it is very difficult for me and not appropriate for me to make any further comments on this subject,” he said. he declares

‘I have to let the specialist control his work and that’s all I’m ready to say at this point’

M Ackery returns to the cordoned off area as the siege continues He said they were ‘ready to deal with the situation as long as it takes’

Locals have been urged to avoid an exclusion zone between Dyson Avenue, Geddes Square, Beenleigh Rd and Ganda Square

When asked if detectives had visited the house prior to the siege, he said: ‘The police went to the address’

“Contrary to some belief, the incident did not start at Banoon station,” he said

‘There are a number of police here, including tactical policemen, crime squads, detectives and other specialist policemen’

Trains running along the Beenleigh line initially skipped nearby Banoon station, but later resumed as usual

Neighbors who live in a generally ‘very peaceful and charming’ place said they heard a man and woman arguing on Thursday morning

“There must have been around 40 policemen here in armor there were guys in camouflage gear and holding guns, “one resident told the Courier Mail

Brisbane hostage-taking entered its 11th hour Pictured, police at the scene on Thursday

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Ebene News – UA – Shots fired during hostage siege with woman and child

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