Armed man taken into custody after 10 hour siege at Wacol

UPDATE @ 9.00am: A man has finally been taken into custody following a lengthy siege at Wacol.

Police declared an emergency situation at 7.00am this morning, after an armed man locked himself inside a business on Grindle Road.

Officers had been negotiating with the man since 10.00pm last night.


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He was finally taken into custody just before 8.30am.

 

EARLIER @ 5.15am: Police are trying to negotiate with an armed man who is holed up inside a Wacol business in Brisbane’s south west.

Officers rushed to the building on Grindle Road just before 10pm on Wednesday night after reports of a man making threats towards staff.

Negotiators are attempting to communicate with the man who they believe may be armed with a knife.

The business has been successfully evacuated and a cordon is currently in place in the area.

The public is being urged to avoid the area.