Perth suburb is plunged into lockdown and locals are told to hide in their homes as a volley of gunshots ring out on a suburban street and man barricades himself in a house
Western Australian Police said an active police incident at a residence in Hardy Road near River Road, Bayswater, in the city’s northeast, is currently unfolding.
Local residents are urged to hide in their homes until further notice.
‘There is a risk to public safety, with reports of gun shots being fired,’ police said.
‘There is a person inside a house that appears to be armed with a firearm.’
Police and officers from the Tactical Response Group are now attempting to get the gunman out of the home and a police negotiator is also on the scene.
‘We believe a shot, or multiple shots have been fired,’ police said.
‘The street is in lockdown at the moment.’
Police have not confirmed if there is anyone else in the home.
More to come.