Police find siege gunman dead inside house

A MAN who locked himself inside a house armed with a gun at Deception Bay this morning has been found dead.

Police were called to the Osbourne Terrace home north of Brisbane shortly after sunrise on Sunday following reports a man armed with a gun was causing a disturbance.

Officers were concerned for the 53-year-old man’s welfare and at about 11am declared an emergency situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act.


They cordoned off surrounded streets and negotiators spent the day trying to coax him out of the house but to no avail.

Shortly after 7pm, heavily armed SERT officers stormed the house and found the man deceased.

The emergency declaration has now been lifted and the Ethical Standards Command is investigating.

A report with be prepared for the Coroner and police said the Crime and Corruption Commission had been informed.