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.
- Police discovered several “suspicious items” at a Wooloowin address
- A man has been taken into police custody
- Residents in Wooloowin and Coorparoo have been told to either avoid the exclusionary zones or stay indoors
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.
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.
Police say the emergency incident in Wooloowin is related to the unfolding situation in Coorparoo.
Several roads have also been cordoned off at Coorparoo in the city’s south since 3:30pm, with a heavy police presence in the area.
The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service is also on the scene.
Members of the public have been told to avoid the areas, while anyone inside the exclusion zones has been asked to remain indoors.
More to come.
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