Police user pepper spray and taser in Milford St stand-off
UPDATE 6AM: A man has been charged following an incident in Ipswich yesterday that resulted in an emergency declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act.
Police had attended an address at Milford Street around 11.30am following reports of a disturbance.
It will be alleged a man at the address assaulted a female officer, dragging her into a room before attempting to close the door. A second officer deployed capsicum spray and was able to force open the door dragging the first officer back out into the corridor.
The man allegedly again tried to attack the first officer at which point a taser was deployed and the man locked himself into the room.
A woman who had been in the room at the time was released a short time later.
Police commenced negotiations with the man and an emergent declaration was invoked at 3pm.
Around 8.45pm the man surrendered to police without further incident. The emergency declaration was revoked around 9.50pm.
A 42-year-old Raceview man has been charged with two counts of serious assault police officer and possessing dangerous drugs, and one count each of possession of a knife and possess utensils or pipes.
He is expected to appear at the Ipswich Magistrates Court today.
The female officer received treatment for injuries to her arm.
UPDATE 10PM: Police have revoked the emergency declaration which was made under the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) following an incident in Milford Street today.
The PSPA was revoked at 9.50pm tonight after a man earlier surrendered himself to police and was taken into custody.
UPDATE: Police have declared an emergency situation following an incident in Milford St, Ipswich, today.
Around 11.30am police were called following reports of a disturbance at an address in Milford St.
Police attended and a man then assaulted an officer before securing himself in the house. The man is believed to be armed with a knife and making threats.
A number of police crews are in attendance with police negotiators also on scene.
At 3pm an emergency situation was declared under the Public Safety Preservation Act and an exclusion zone bordering Brisbane, Thorn and Milford Streets has been put in place.
Other occupants of the residence in Milford Street have been evacuated.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
UPDATE 3PM: Police are continuing to negotiate with a man who has locked himself in a bedroom in a CBD boarding house complex.
Officers were initially called to the Milford St address about 11.30am following reports of a disturbance involving the 42-year-old man and his partner.
Inspector Dave Preston said there was a brief struggle as the man attempted to drag one of the officers into the room, before locking himself inside.
"There was another person locked in the room with him initially, but now that person is safe," Insp Preston said.
"One of the officers was grabbed and he attempted to bring the officer back into the room. That is quite concerning for us.
"We believe the man has armed himself with a knife."
The man has also allegedly made some threats to police, prompting the call for several crews to man the scene throughout the day.
Police have been negotiating with the man for several hours without success.
Meanwhile, about 20 residents of the complex have been told to wait outside.
"We wish to get him out of the room without causing injury to him or the police and without causing any property damage," Insp Preston said.
EARLIER: A MAN is in a tense stand-off with with police after barricading himself in a bedroom at a CBD residence.
Police fear the man may be armed with a knife and have called for a negotiator.
Eight crews of police officers have surrounded the Milford St residence, after an officer who was initially called to the scene asked for back-up about 11.30am.
More to come.