Terrifying siege in Brisbane as tactical cops negotiate with an ‘armed robber holding a woman hostage in a home’
An armed robber has taken a woman hostage during a bungled break and enter at a home on Brisbane’s north side.
Specialist police and negotiators are talking with a man and a woman inside the house in Atrium Way, Everton Hills.
Police had been tracking a stolen vehicle through Brisbane when it was left in Everton Hills about 3am this morning.
The offenders, a man and woman, fled on foot to the home where they attempted to break in about 4am.
When police arrived to the scene, the man took his female accomplice hostage with a bladed weapon, 9News reports.
Four adult residents of the home have been safely evacuated but the siege is still going with the offenders inside.
A number of emergency crews are on the scene, including specialist police negotiators and the Public Safety Response Team.
Local residents in Everton Hills have been urged to remain in their homes.
Police issued an emergency declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act just after 6am.
The emergency declaration has been issued for Atrium Way, South Pine Road, Dawson Parade and Gallery Lane.