AN intruder allegedly high on crystal meth has been arrested and charged after he allegedly held a pregnant woman and child hostage inside a house he broke into at Caboolture, north of Brisbane.
Police were first called to the McMillan Street address just after 6 o’clock this morning after an armed man stormed the home at random.
According to 9News, a heavily pregnant woman and her three-year-old son were inside the home at the time.
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Allegedly armed with a knife, the man allegedly terrorised the woman and her son and demanded the keys to her car before she and her child managed to escape.
The man then locked himself inside the woman’s house and refused to surrender to police.
As a result, an emergent situation was declared around 8am.
Police established an exclusion zone around the home, encompassing Hodgkin, O’Neill, McMillan Street and Davison streets.
After more than three hours of negotiations, the man was arrested and the emergent situation revoked.
9News journalist Alex Bernhardt said the man was “very well known” to police and was affected by the destructive drug ‘ice’ at the time.
The 27-year-old man has since been charged with two counts of deprivation of liberty and one count each of enter premises with intent, armed robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, assault police and wilful damage.
He is due to appear in Caboolture Magistrates Court tomorrow.