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Man found dead in home after Queensland siege

An emergency situation has ended in Townsville after a near 10-hour siege that reportedly involved a number of shots being fired at police.

TOWNSVILLE POLICE OPERATION Police declared an emergency in Kirwan, Townsville, during a siege involving a man armed with a gun.
March 13, 2023
By Fraser Barton
13 March 2023

A man who fired several shots at police vehicles in a Townsville suburb has been found dead inside a home following a near 10-hour siege.

Queensland police declared an emergency about 9pm on Sunday for an area of Kirwan bordered by Dalrymple Rd, Kern Brothers Dr, Sandstone Dr and Golf Links Dr.

The emergency declaration followed earlier reports a man armed with a gun was alone in a home in Elphinstone Dr.

Police said the man reportedly fired several shots, hitting nearby houses, a car and responding officers’ vehicles.

Residents within the exclusion zone were urged to stay inside their properties and lock their doors during the siege.

Police revoked the emergency order at 6.45am after entering the dwelling and finding a 50-year-old man dead. 

A crime scene has been declared and a report will be prepared for the coroner. 

No one else was injured.

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