Police revoke emergency after man taken into custody

UPDATE @ 12.30 PM | A man believed to have been armed with a gun has been taken into custody on the Sunshine Coast.

Police said the 22-year-old was arrested outside an apartment block in Caloundra just after midday on Friday morning.

An emergency situation declared by officers around 9.40am this morning has since been revoked.


“Police would like to thank the community for their assistance and understanding,” they said in a statement.

EARLIER @ 10.45 AM | Police have declared an emergency situation on the Sunshine Coast with reports of an armed man on the run.

Officers made the declaration around 9.40am this morning, encompassing Queen Street, Bowman Road, the Esplanade and Edmund Street in Caloundra West.

It comes after a 22-year-old man became involved in a verbal altercation with a woman at a home on Rosewood Street around 8.00am.

It is understood the man made verbal threats before leaving the property on foot claiming to be in possession of a firearm.

People are being urged to avoid the area.