Editorial: Special force show of power
I HAVE worked on the front line of news in the Gympie region for more than 15 years now but never have I seen an operation like Tuesday night's.
The Lawrence St "siege" was a mighty show of force by police enforcement in the area.
Specially trained SERT officers dressed like military snipers showed what they can do, extracting a wanted man from the Lawrence St address.
SERT officers arrived in their massive armoured vehicle and after negotiating over a loudhailer for some time, used stun grenades, tear gas and police dogs to bring the man out of the house.
It was a hi-tech operation, one that wouldn't have looked out of place in a Hollywood blockbuster. One thing for sure, you wouldn't want to take on SERT officers. They are a very well-drilled, scary unit.