CBD street closed off as Police negotiate with armed man

UPDATE: A siege in Melbourne’s CBD has come to a peaceful end with a man being arrested.

Police have handcuffed the man, who reportedly began the stand-off from inside a La Trobe Street café around 1pm (AEDT) after an argument with another person.

EARLIER: A BUSY Melbourne street has been cordoned off as police negotiate with a man, believed to be armed with a meat cleaver.


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He reportedly began the stand-off from inside a La Trobe Street café around 1pm (AEDT) after an argument with another person.

Several nearby buildings have been evacuated and trams have been diverted, but the man is not believed to be making threats.

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