BREAKING: Hostage Situation Unfolding In Melbourne's South East

Victoria Police are responding

BREAKING: Hostage Situation Unfolding In Melbourne's South East

Update:

A 32-year-old woman has been taken to hospital following the false hostage threats.

Update:

Police say that reports to 000 of a hostage situation are false. Media outlets are reporting that it may be a mental health incident rather than a hostage situation.

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Previously:

Victoria Police are responding to a siege situation at an address on Brighton Road, Ripponlea.

The Age reports that the critical incident response team are at an address.

Police have urged resident to avoiud the area Glen Eira Road and Brighton Road in Ripponlea.

VICTORIA POLICE STATEMENT

Specialist police units are currently at the scene of a critical incident and hostage situation at Ripponlea. 

Just before 2pm police received a report of the incident at a Brighton Rd address. 

Police are attempting to negotiate with a person and it is believed they may be holding two people inside an apartment.

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