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CABOOLTURE SIEGE: Police dragging a man out of the Caboolture home where he had barricaded himself since early this morning.

Inside the home destroyed during crazed siege

THE entire house reeks of vomit, a baby's cot has been flipped and lies against a wall, there are blood splatters and in one corner a children's rocking horse lies all but destroyed.

Such is the destruction a Caboolture family is facing after yesterday's siege where an armed intruder forced his way into their McMillan street home and barricaded himself inside.

Resident John Farrugia said he and his family have been left devastated by yesterday's events which left their home in ruins.

THE AFTERMATH: John Farrugia assesses the damage to his home after yesterday’s crazed siege.
THE AFTERMATH: John Farrugia assesses the damage to his home after yesterday’s crazed siege. Rachel Lang

"It's a hard thing to believe," John said.

"I just don't understand."

In the bathrooms the shower screens have been ripped off their hinges. 

The contents of the family's McMillan Street house have been completely destroyed.

A walkthrough this afternoon showed the decimation of a much loved family home -  holes in the walls, soaked carpet from where the washing machine has been slashed, and food strewn throughout the house. 

THE AFTERMATH: The McMillan Street home has been left destroyed.
THE AFTERMATH: The McMillan Street home has been left destroyed. Rachel Lang

Their unborn baby's nursery has been turned upside-down, and even the Christmas presents for their three-year-old son and new baby have been ruined.

Glass and vomit have made the tiles slippery, and there are concerns a syringe used by the intruder may still be unaccounted for.

Residents on this usually quiet suburban street has been rocked by yesterday's events.

John, despite his family's heartache, refused to let the invasion turn him away from his own home.

"I'm not leaving," he said.

THE AFTERMATH: Police show some of the damage to the Caboolture home.
THE AFTERMATH: Police show some of the damage to the Caboolture home. Rachel Lang

Despite their wrecked home and ruined belongings there is a light at the end of the tunnel - their new baby, due next Thursday.

John said they had planned to keep the sex of their child a surprise, something he is now grateful for more than ever.

"Now we have something even more to look forward to it," the soon-to-be dad of two said.

Seeing that the Caboolture family has lost everything, one of their neighbours has given them some hope thanks to a GoFundMe account that has raised almost $10,000 in under 24 hours.

Neighbour Brayden Cook said he was left "speechless how people can come together" after setting up the fundraising page.

THE AFTERMATH: Longman MP Susan Lamb visited John Farrugia at his home today to offer support.
THE AFTERMATH: Longman MP Susan Lamb visited John Farrugia at his home today to offer support. Rachel Lang

"At the end of the day everything they've worked hard for is stripped away," Mr Cook said.

"They're such a loving caring family.

"I don't want to be made out to be going above and beyond - I'm just doing what they would do for anyone else."

Member for Longman Susan Lamb visited by the McMillan Street home this afternoon to lend her support to the struggling family.

"This is their life, this is where he was raising his family," she said. 

"It is almost difficult to breathe to walk inside and see this family's life absolutely shattered.

In the wake of yesterday's siege, Mrs Lamb said the overwhelming generosity of the community was a testament to the people of Caboolture.

>>Read how yesterday's siege unfolded here

"This is what we do in Caboolture. Sometimes life's tough and we help each other out," she said.

"You only have to look at what's happened in the last couple of hours to support this family and you remember what a beautiful, generous area Caboolture is."

Yesterday's dramatic events will call into question what can be done to keep the streets of Longman as safe as possible.

Mrs Lamb has urged residents to work with their community to make Caboolture a safer place to be.

"What can we change to make the community safe?" she asked. 

"Be involved with your neighbours, talk to your neighbours, meet your neighbours, and go and join a community or sport group," Mrs Lamb said.

"This is about building a community. When you build communities you build civil societies."

>>Donate to help the family here