Warner ‘shooter’ arrested after cops storm house

UPDATE: 5:00PM | A suspected gunman who was thought to be holed up in a house at Warner, north of Brisbane, has finally been arrested.

Police were called to the house on Samsonvale Road around 2pm following reports of shots fired.

A siege type situation followed and police stormed the house at around 4pm, but the man could not be found.


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Police stepped up their efforts to find him and it’s understood he was arrested just a short time ago.

UPDATE 4:30PM | A gunman who was thought to be holed up inside a house north of Brisbane can not be found.

Police were called to reports of shots fired at the house on Samsonvale Road in Warner around 2pm.

After spending two hours at the scene attempting to coax the man out of the house, police stormed the property around 4pm.

But during a search of the house, the man could not be found.

An exclusion zone set up around the address has been lifted and roads are beginning to reopen.

EARLIER: Police have swooped on a house north of Brisbane amid reports of a shooting.

The incident is taking place on Samsonvale Road in Warner, around 22 kilometres north of the state’s capital.

Police were called to the area shortly after midday after reports of “shots fired” at the home.

It is understood a man has since barricaded himself inside the home and is refusing to surrender to police.

An emergency situation was declared under the Public Safety Preservation Act at around 2.13pm.

The declaration covers the area bounded by Oxford Street, Youngs Crossing Road, Old North Road, Gun Street, Flintwood Street, Sonata Drive, Kurrajong Drive and Regent Street.

Specialist police are on the scene.

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