Police have declared an emergency situation in Gladstone where an armed man is holed up inside a home.
The declaration was made at 8.50am under the Public Safety Preservation Act following an ongoing 12-hour siege with a man who barricaded himself inside a house at New Auckland.
The man, who is believed to be alone, is making threats.
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Police are on the scene negotiating with the man and are asking people to avoid the area.
The declaration covers the area of Oregon Ct, Wattle St, Teak St, Jacaranda Ct and Radiata Street.