Gun­shot re­port shuts streets down

The Observer - - NEWS - An­drew Thorpe an­drew.thorpe@glad­sto­neob­server.com.au

BAR­NEY Point was in lock­down yes­ter­day as po­lice re­sponded to re­ports a gun­shot had been heard by at­tend­ing a house on Wood St, pic­tured above.

Of­fi­cers cor­doned off the area be­tween Kianga St and Friend St shortly af­ter 11am, estab­lish­ing a com­mand post near Yar­alla Sports Club and telling passers-by they were not safe un­less they were wear­ing bul­let-proof vests.

Peo­ple liv­ing in homes in­side the cor­doned-off area were ad­vised to stay in­side as po­lice of­fi­cers, de­tec­tives and paramedics took con­trol of the oth­er­wise quiet street.

A po­lice spokes­woman said po­lice had been talk­ing with a man on the phone through­out the in­ci­dent.

The spokes­woman said it could not be con­firmed whether the man was armed but of­fi­cers treated all pos­si­ble firearm-re­lated in­ci­dents as real un­til they were con­firmed oth­er­wise.

The in­ci­dent at Bar­ney Point it­self was calmly re­solved about 2pm when of­fi­cers en­tered the home and found no one in­side.

Po­lice con­tin­ued to speak with those in­volved.

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