Police negotiate with siege suspects holed up in Melbourne motel

UPDATE 1:15PM | One person has been arrested following a tense siege in Melbourne’s west.

The male suspect was arrested and placed into the back of a police van at around 1pm.


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EARLIER 12:35PM | A police operation is under way in Melbourne’s west where heavily armed officers have surrounded a motel.

Scores of police swooped on the Westside Motel in Laverton just before midday.

It’s believed two wanted persons are holed up inside one of the rooms at the motel.

Police said they are wanted in relation to an ongoing investigation.

Officers from the Special Operations Group are on scene, attempting to coax the suspects out.

Details of the specific investigation remain unknown.

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