Armed Man Surrenders After Three Hour Standoff With Police In Mackay

An armed man has surrendered to police after a three hour stand off in Mackay. There are no reports of injuries at this stage

What you need to know
  • The 48-year-old man surrendered after a three hour stand off.
  • Queensland Police declared an emergency situation in Mackay after reports of an armed man near a licensed premises
  • Police were called to the scene just before 6pm
  • There have been no reports of injuries

A gunman has surrendered to police, after a three hour stand off in Mackay CBD, Queensland.

Police said negotiators were on the scene and are speaking with a male person armed with a number of weapons, including two long arms.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said there was nothing to suggest any members of the public are at risk.

"We are confident we can resolve the matter peacefully," Smith said.

Smith said police were called to the scene after reports multiple shots were fired into the air.

The man, a 48-year-old from the Mackay area, is known to police, Smith said.

"There has been no threat made against any other person."

Police are speaking to the man's family as they try to establish a motive.

A number of businesses in the area have been closed down and police are urging members of the public inside the exclusion zone to remain patient and stay sheltered in a secure place.

The declared emergency zone included the intersection of River and MacCallister Streets to the intersection of River and Wood Streets, and from Wood and Gordon Streets, to Gordon and MacCallister Streets.

Victoria Street is also blocked at Wood and MacCallister Streets.

There are no reports of injuries at this stage.

Queensland Police declared an emergency situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act.