Park closed off after report of man with explosives taking hostage

POLICE have cordoned off a park in Bunbury, Western Australia after a man believed to be in possession of explosives took at least one person hostage.

Police, ambulance and firefighters were called to the scene near the corner of Koombana Drive and Blair Street on the city foreshore.

A large sign has been erected, believed to contain the man’s demands.


It’s believed the man may have explosives, or some kind of gas canister and authorities have confirmed it is a hostage situation.

Photo: ABC News Perth Twitter

Photo: ABC News Perth Twitter

A Tactical Response Group, armoured vehicles and heavily-armed officers have extended the exclusion zone around the scene.

Authorities are aware of the identity of the man at the centre of the situation, but were not releasing further details.

They asked members of the public to stay away from the area.