UPDATE @ 2.00 PM | A lengthy siege in Everton Hills has finally come to an end, with a man surrendering to police.
It all started around 3am on Sunday, when officers were called to a home on South Pine Road following reports of two people loitering in the area.
The dog squad attended and tracked the pair to a nearby house on South Pine Road, where they had broken in and barricaded themselves inside a garage.
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Police were then forced to make an emergency declaration at 6am as the man was believed to have been armed with a knife and allegedly holding his associate against her will.
Thankfully all four people who live at the home were evacuated safely during the incident.
Specialist police and negotiators were called in and began speaking with the man, who finally released the woman from the garage about 10am.
Just 15 minutes later, he also surrendered to police without incident, with the emergency declaration revoked at 10.45am.
A 42-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman are now assisting police with their inquiries.
Investigations into the break and enter and deprivation of liberty are continuing.
EARLIER @ 8.00 AM | A siege is currently unfolding at a home in Everton Hills this morning, where a man has allegedly taken his female accomplice hostage while armed with a bladed weapon.
Police have made an emergency declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act after being called to a house on Atrium Way following reports of a break-and-enter.
In a statement, officers said the incident is contained to the home.
“Specialist police and negotiators are on scene and are talking with a man and a woman,” the statement reads.
Thankfully, the four residents of the home have been safely evacuated.
The emergency declaration is bounded by South Pine Road, Dawson Parade and Gallery Lane.
Residents are being urged to remain in their homes while police respond to the incident.