SURRENDERED: Man at centre of siege hands himself over.
SURRENDERED: Man at centre of siege hands himself over.

'Armed with knives': Man in siege rushed to hospital

We will bring you live, rolling coverage of an armed standoff between a man and police as it unfolds tonight. 

WHAT WE KNOW:

- Police have surrounded a house at Oregon Court

- Police are negotiating with a man inside the house who is threatening self-harm

- Police have blocked off surrounding streets, including Wattle St and, previously, Teak St

Police attended a "disturbance" at the property, which was "nothing much" but "escalated quickly" 

WATCH: 'Quickly escalated': Gladstone police refused entry

UPDATE: 1.03pm: 

SOME sort of normalcy returned to Wattle St and Oregon Ct, with Gladstone police revoking its Public Safety Preservation Declaration for Wattle St and Oregon Ct.

Shortly after the 42-year-old man was taken away by ambulance officers, police remained at the scene but allowed traffic and foot access into the area without any restrictions.

"The man surrendered himself to police just before 11am and has been transported to Gladstone Hospital for observation," a police statement said.

"Investigations are continuing."

UPDATE: 11.14pm: 

PARAMEDICS have whisked away a man at the centre of a 36-hour siege to hospital after police negotiators struck a deal with him shortly before 11am.

Police, including the dog squad, surrounded the home this morning, and firefighters were parked out the front with a hose.

The man hadn't slept at all and was armed with multiple knives throughout the siege.

Police negotiators both convinced the man to hand himself over on the phone and in-person.

Police confirmed the loud "bang" which rang out through surrounding streets this morning was a forced entry, which was gained while the man was on the veranda. 

More to come 

UPDATE 10.40am:

POLICE officers have surrounded the Oregon St house involved in a now 34-hour siege.

A policeman and a dog are standing at the front of the home, and at least two officers are at the back door.

Police officers have swarmed an Oregon St home to negotiate with an armed man.
Police officers have swarmed an Oregon St home to negotiate with an armed man. Luke Mortimer

UPDATE: 9.05am: 

A MAN at the centre of a 33-hour siege is still in the house and surrounding streets remain in lock down.

A loud "bang" rang out of the home as police made advancements just after 7.30am.

But a QPS spokesman said a siege on New Auckland's Oregon St is "still very much ongoing".

Additional police, including the dog squad, have swamped surrounding streets.

Heightened tensions in the siege has also seen an ambulance back into Oregon St, and firefighters remain on standby.

Earlier, police were talking with residents in nearby properties on Wattle St, who have had their street locked down since yesterday morning. 

More to come

UPDATE 8.30am:

POLICE officers are still inside the Oregon Ct home negotiating with a man believed to be armed with a knife and fuel.

The police entered the home shortly after 7.30am.

The man inside the house has not left.

Other police officers, including the dog squad, and ambulance officers are swarming the New Aukcland Sts which are still in lock down.

If you or anyone you know needs help please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

UPDATE 7.30am:

POLICE officers have swarmed an Oregon St home in an attempt to negotiate with an armed man inside.

A loud bang of a door was heard, and it sounds like officers are now inside.

One officer was armed with a sledge hammer, believed to be used in their attempt to enter the home.

A second ambulance has arrived and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are at the entry of Oregon Ct.

Oregon Ct and surrounding New Auckland Sts remain in lock down.

UPDATE Thursday 6.45am: 

MULTIPLE police units remain at the scene of an Oregon Ct house this morning as the siege continues.

Since shortly after 9am yesterday streets in New Auckland have been closed down by the police as they negotiate with an armed man, with a knife and fuel who has barrickaded himself inside. 

UPDATE Wednesday: 8.47pm: 

THE OREGON St house that is the scene of siege is lit up with lighting equipment which police have set up in anticipation of an all-night standoff. 

Police negotiators continue to pressure a man, armed with a knife and fuel, to hand himself over.

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There appears to be no vantage point to the house from surrounding streets.

A dog on a leash tied to a tree on the corner of Wattle St and Radiata St reportedly belongs to the man involved in the siege.

Paramedics and a firefighter unit remain inside the cordoned off area of Wattle St with multiple police units.

More to come

UPDATE: 6.59pm: 

A SENSE of calm has come over Oregon St and Wattle St as residents come out of their houses in wait for a siege to come to a head.

For 20 hours, police negotiators have been trying to convince a man armed with a knife and fuel to hand himself over.

Paramedics are on standby and have only just changed shift.

Police are managing the flow of traffic down Wattle St to direct residents to their homes.

Earlier, police set-up lighting equipment in preparation for what could be an all-night siege ahead. 

UPDATE: 6.17pm: 

POLICE are preparing for an all-night standoff at a Gladstone home with an armed man who is threatening to self-harm.

Police have set up special lighting gear around the house in case the standoff lasts deep into the night.

The standoff is now in its 19th hour.

Earlier, Inspector Darren Somerville, the city's most senior police officer, said police had hoped the standoff would be resolved by now.

More to come 

UPDATE: 3.58pm: 

A SPECIALISED police vehicle has been brought the scene of a standoff at Oregon Court in New Auckland.

It's not yet known what the vehicle's purpose is, but police have been progressively beefing up their resources to ensure a safe outcome to the standoff.

In an update, Inspector Darren Somerville said police are still negotiating with the man, but nothing's changed.

He said the length of the siege, now in its 17th hour, had exceeded his expectations.

More to come

UPDATE: 2.45pm: 

EMERGENCY crews were beefing up their presence at Oregon Ct this afternoon to bring a peaceful solution to a tense 15-hour standoff with an armed man, who is threatening self-harm.

Police have enacted a Public Safety Preservation Declaration, giving them special powers to control or prevent the flow of foot and vehicle traffic through Oregon Ct and surrounding streets.

Two extra police units have arrived, adding to the seven police cars at the scene since early this morning.

Officers are manning multiple checkpoints.

Because of the nature of the threats from the man, who is believed to be armed with a knife and fuel, paramedics and firefighters are on standby.

More to come

UPDATE: 12.48pm: 

THE HOUSE on Oregon St in New Auckland which police have surrounded, as they negotiate with a man armed with a knife and fuel, has been revealed.

The 42-year-old man who has barricaded himself into the home is refusing police entry.

More to come

UPDATE: 11.59am: 

POLICE have enacted a Public Safety Preservation Declaration, giving them special powers to control pedestrian and vehicle access to the streets around Oregon Court.

Police are currently in a standoff with a Gladstone man, aged 42, who they say was previously not known to them.

Police were called to a disturbance at the house shortly before 11pm last night, which was "nothing major" but "quickly escalated".

Another man was in the house, but he's since left.

More to come

UPDATE: 11.25am: 

A MAN in a tense 13-hour standoff with police is believed to be armed with a knife and some type of fuel, according to Gladstone's chief police officer.

Inspector Darren Somerville said police were called to a disturbance at the Oregon Court home in New Auckland at about 10.55pm.

He said the disturbance was "nothing major" but "quickly escalated".

He said the man quickly became agitated, and then "barricaded himself" inside the house.

Police negotiators were brought in shortly before mid-night to negotiate with the man, who is threatening to harm himself.

At this stage, police have no reason to believe drugs are involved. 

More to come

UPDATE: 10.30: 

ONE police officer is manning a road block on Wattle St and a group of officers are manning another road block at the entrance to Oregon Court.

Police haven't yet revealed why they were initially called to the scene, or what they are facing in the standoff at the house.

But police are expected to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the standoff at about 11am in a press conference.

More to come

UPDATE: 10.10am: 

A STANDOFF between police and a man in a house on Oregon St has extended to surrounding streets, with police blocking off Wattle St. 

Teak St was briefly closed, but police have since re-opened it to allow traffic to flow through.

STAND OFF: Police are manning multiple road blocks at Oregon Court and Wattle St.
STAND OFF: Police are manning multiple road blocks at Oregon Court and Wattle St.

It's not yet known why surrounding streets have been closed, Queensland Police will provide us with another update shortly. 

More to come

UPDATE: 9.51am: 

A WITNESS to a 13-hour standoff between police and a man in a house on Oregon Court said he caught a glimpse of the man on the home's veranda this morning while the man talked to police negotiators.

The witness, who lives nearby, said he saw what appeared to be negotiators entering and leaving the property at about 7.30 this morning.

STAND OFF: Gladstone police have shut down Wattle St and Oregon St.
STAND OFF: Gladstone police have shut down Wattle St and Oregon St.

He said when he called police to ask what was happening, police couldn't give a timeframe on when the standoff would end.

But police reportedly said it "shouldn't take too much longer". 

More to come

EARLIER: 

POLICE have locked down New Auckland streets as they negotiate with a person who is threatening to self-harm

A Queensland Police spokesman said police had decided to lock down Oregon Court and surrounding streets, including Wattle St, after a tense stand-off which began at 10.55pm last night.

LOCK DOWN: Emergency services are on scene.
LOCK DOWN: Emergency services are on scene.

"A person is inside the house making threats of self-harm," he said.

"Police have cordoned the area and are negotiating with him."

There is in excess of seven police cars, a firefighter unit, and an ambulance. 

If you or anyone you know needs help please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

More to come



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