Emergency declaration issued for Brisbane residents in Coorparoo, Wooloowin as police respond to ongoing incident

Residents in Brisbane’s north and south are being urged to stay indoors while Queensland police respond to unfolding emergency incidents they believe to be linked.

Queensland police confirmed a man has been taken into custody over the ongoing incident.

Police made a declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) shortly after 3:30pm for residents in Coorparoo.

The exclusion zone includes Stanley Street East, Tiber Street, Halifax Street, Milsom Street, Adina Street, Norman Avenue, Rome Street and Thackery Street.

Several streets in Wooloowin have been cordoned off after the discovery of “suspicious items”.(ABC News: Dean Caton)

At 4pm, a second PSPA was declared in Wooloowin, with residents told to stay away from Hamley Street, Adamson Street and Kedron Street.

The declaration came after police were called to a Wooloowin address at around 1pm where several “suspicious items” were located.

Firefighters stand around a truck.
There is a heavy police presence in the area with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services also assisting.(ABC News: Jason Dasey)

Police say the emergency incident in Wooloowin is related to the unfolding situation in Coorparoo. 

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