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Police surround Gladstone home, man told to keep hands up

UPDATE: 9.05pm: 

POLICE initiated a dramatic operations after "multiple 000" suggested a man inside a Clinton home was armed.

Police shut down Mercedes St, parking two police vehicles at both ends of the street.

They found vantage points in surrounding streets, including Gretel St and Aquarius St, where they watched the man's movements.

Gladstone police Sergeant Kent Haley said police had reason to believe there was a firearm involved.

"Due to safety of police and the public we secured the area until we could confirm that that was not the case," he said.

He said it was a family dispute, with 000 callers telling police they believed they saw a firearm.

Police didn't find a weapon during a search of the home.

It is understood the man inside the home contacted police through a third party.

BLOCKED: Police blocked off Mercedes St, and set up at multiple locations along Gretel Drive.
BLOCKED: Police blocked off Mercedes St, and set up at multiple locations along Gretel Drive.

Police then requested that he walk onto the front lawn with his hands in the air.

Sgt Haley said there were others at the home who had left before police arrived, which they believe could have been involved in the dispute.

The man was not taken into custody. 

UPDATE: 8.45pm: 

It is understood the man has contacted police through a third party.

Police requested that he walk onto the front lawn with his hands in the air, which he did.


Police are now on the balcony of the home on Gretel St.

The Queensland Police Service have now opened the road's exit towards the city, which was previously closed.

More to come

EARLIER:

POLICE have blocked off both ends of Mercedes St in Clinton.

It's understood they are watching a man believed to be armed inside a home.

BLOCKED: Residents living on Mercedes St couldn't return to their home.
BLOCKED: Residents living on Mercedes St couldn't return to their home.

It's also understood that police have set up at vantage point in surrounding street, and are looking into the home. 

Police have set up multiple checkpoints along Gretel St, with at least four police cars.

More to come 

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