Hostage situation underway in Melbourne

Cesar Mills
June 6, 2017

A man has been reportedly shot dead by police and three officers have been injured in firing, after they stormed an apartment block in Brighton in Melbourne's Bayside suburbs.

A major police operation is underway at the Bay Street apartment complex, after reports of the explosion at 4 p.m. Police are now investigating whether the incident is terror-related and counter-terror investigators were on the scene last night.

According to reports, police shot the gunman dead.

"It's believed he has a woman inside with him who he won't allow to leave".

Specialist police then attempted to negotiate with another man who was holding a woman hostage, the report said.

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Nicole said she has given statement to police, who confirm the phone call came from the building where the incident occurred.

Police have resolved a hostage situation at an apartment block in Brighton, Victoria Police say.

Just after 6.00pm witnesses reported hearing a volley of gunshots and police urged pedestrians to take cover in a nearby supermarket.

"It didn't look too good and all the streets are closed off around the area". The police also closed off roads in the vicinity and asked people to avoid the area.

Other reports by GizPress

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