News State Queensland Two men in custody as Brisbane siege ends

Two men in custody as Brisbane siege ends

Police have surrounded an apartment block on the corner of Coronation Drive and Chasely Street. Photo: ABC
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Police say two armed men have been taken into custody after a siege at an Auchenflower unit block, near Brisbane’s CBD, ended on Monday afternoon.

The city’s busy Coronation Drive and surrounding streets have since been reopened after being closed in both directions for several hours.

Officers encountered the two armed men when they were called to an address near the Brisbane River around 11am as part of an investigation.

Police confirmed that a shot was fired at officers when the incident began. No one was injured.

Inspector Tony Ridge of Queensland Police said police did not have to evacuate the entire building and residents were safe, with Special Emergency Response Team officers deployed inside the building and more enforcing a cordon outside.

He said only one shot was fired and no one was injured.

The men, aged 29 and 33, were in an apartment block on the corner of Coronation Drive and Chasely Street, across the road from the Wesley Hospital.

They were taken into custody without further incident about 4.40pm to assist police with their inquiries.

A bomb squad robot was driven into the apartment complex. Photo: ABC News

Numerous firearms were seized at the premises.

Earlier, an emergency situation was declared under the provisions of the Public Safety Preservation Act, with police setting up a cordon and closing nearby streets.

Police had asked people to avoid the area.

At the request of police, ferries were suspended between Milton and the Regatta ferry terminal at Toowong.

Queensland Rail kept trains running normally on the Ipswich line, with the police cordon far enough away from the tracks.