Man charged after siege in Brisbane

A man has been charged with several offences after a siege in Brisbane on Sunday morning.

Police were called to a unit complex on Newmarket Road at around 4.00am following a noise complaint.

When they arrived they found a man, who was apparently armed with a replica handgun, had barricaded himself inside the building.


It’s further alleged he pointed the replica gun at officers.

The emergency situation was revoked at 8:43am after a 42-year-old man was taken into custody by police.

He has since been charged with two counts of serious assault of a police officer whilst pretending to be armed and one count each of unlawful possession of a weapon, possessing utensils or pipes, possessing anything used in the commission of a crime and failing to comply with a noise abatement order.

He is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today.