Emergency situation declared in Caboolture

An emergent situation has been declared at Lee Street Caboolture this afternoon.

Around 10.40am police attended a unit in Lee Street to speak to a man. The man has locked himself inside the unit and has made threats. It is not believed anyone else is at risk.

The declaration was made at 1pm under the Public Safety Preservation Act and covers a radius of around 60 metres which includes a section of Lee Street near Charles Street.


The area also includes the intersections of Charles and Lee streets and Charles and Lower King streets.

Traffic diversions are in place.

Police have door-knocked residents within the boundary and have advised them to remain inside at this time.

A school located within the boundary of the declaration has been advised of the situation. There is no current threat to the school or students.

A plan has been prepared for the end of the school day with buses to collect students from a lower oval area near the intersection of McPherson Street. Parents are advised that this is also the best location to collect students.

Police are asking motorists traveling in the area to expect delays around this time and to be patient.