Brisbane suburb sent into lock down after man threatens police

A BRISBANE suburb has been sent into lock down overnight after a man reportedly made a threatening phone call to police.

Residents in 60 Kelvin Grove apartments were woken by police around 3.40am, with an emergency situation declared.

Streets around Carraway Street, Ramsgate Street, Blamey Street and Musk Avenue were closed as police worked to relieve the situation.


A man, said to be inside one of the apartments near the Queensland University of Technology buildings, was threatening to shoot police, the people he was with and himself.

However, when police searched the building, they found nobody inside who they believed was suspicious and revoked the emergency declaration around 4.45am.

Police believe the phone call may have been a hoax and they are working to figure out where the call actually came from.

Investigations are continuing.