SWAT team finds no one inside siege house

UPDATE: A SWAT team has stormed an Upper Coomera home at the centre of a four-hour siege, finding no one inside despite police believing that an armed man was holed up in the roof.

Four people were arrested earlier this afternoon after a woman fled the house claiming she’d been kidnapped, but police had reason to believe there was a fifth man hiding in the roof of the Ridgemont Place home.

The incident prompted a major police response, including the deployment of a SWAT team, and resulted in a large area around the house being locked-down.


At one point, police were using an amplified speaker to negotiate with the ‘suspect’ they thought was in the house.

Four people are still assisting police with their enquiries and investigations into the matter are continuing.

The cordon has since been revoked.

EARLIER: SPECIALIST police have been tasked to negotiate with an alleged armed man, believed to be hiding in the roof of an Upper Coomera home this afternoon.

The drama began when a woman claimed to have escaped armed kidnappers around 1pm.

She ran frantically to Assisi Catholic Collage where she sought help, claiming she was held against her will in a nearby house.

Police have since surrounded a home in Ridgemont Place, where a tense standoff has been ongoing since around 2.50pm.

There are reports that four men, believed to be involved in the alleged kidnapping, have been detained police and are assisting them with their enquiries.

A fifth man reportedly remains holed up inside the home.

An emergency situation has been declared as authorities attempt to negotiate a peaceful resolution, and a cordon has been setup around the address, covering a 250m radius.

At this time, police do not believe there is anyone else inside. Residents are urged to remain indoors unless directed otherwise.

There is no further information at this time.