Six hour Brisbane siege ends in fatal shooting

A lengthy siege situation in Brisbane has ended in the fatal police shooting of an alleged gunman.

Police spent six hours trying to negotiate with a Logan man, who had five people holed up in a service station at Stretton from 1.00 pm yesterday.

He then allegedly pointed the weapon at police officers who then opened fire.


That happened around 7.30 pm.

The 48-year-old man was taken to hospital but passed away a short time later.

No other injuries were reported.

The Ethical Standards Command and the Crime and Corruption Commission are now investigating the shooting.

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