Emergency situation declared after man threatens police in southern Qld

AN emergency situation has been declared in a small town on Queensland’s Darling Downs as police deal with a man who has allegedly made threats towards them.

Police attended a house on Meiklejohn Road at Karara, west of Warwick, to speak with a man just before 10am on Wednesday but the man allegedly became aggressive and threatened officers.

As a result, police declared an emergency situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act at 11.46am.


Officers withdrew from the scene and established a cordon while police attempt to negotiate with the man who is believed holed-up inside the Meiklejohn Road home.

The cordon comprises of an area of one square kilometre around the house, including Meiklejohn Road which has been closed in both directions.

The man is on his own and no other people are at risk, police said.

Residents and motorists are being urged to stay out of the area.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.