Police Declare Emergency Situation During Siege Northwest Of Brisbane

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Police Declare Emergency Situation During Siege Northwest Of Brisbane

UPDATE:

A man involved in a stand-off with police after a failed carjacking northwest of Brisbane has been found hiding in bushes.

The man armed himself with a hammer following the attempted carjacking at Toogoolawah on Friday morning, before locking himself inside a vacant home.

Police established a 500m exclusion zone around the property, and at about 4pm arrested the man in nearby bushland.

No one was injured in the incident, and the man is now being questioned by police.

PREVIOUSLY:

A failed carjacking in a small rural town northwest of Brisbane has led to a siege involving a man believed to be armed with a hammer.

Police say two men tried to steal a woman's car on Dingyarra St in Toogoolawah around 9am on Friday before she managed to drive off safely.

Officers arrived shortly afterwards and were told one man had run into a vacant house on nearby Bellambi Street.

He has locked himself inside and police negotiators are trying to have him surrender peacefully.

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Heavily armed police are also on the scene.

They have evacuated the surrounding streets and the nearby primary school.

The other man remains on the loose.

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-AAP

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