I have just been informed by my girlfriend (who received an email sent around her Department) that Rivett has been locked down and blocked off by the police. 666 ABC radio is reporting on the situation and will advise when people can enter the suburb.
Is this for real or some kind of late april fools prank? I can’t get 666 at work.
UPDATE: Looks like it is for real. FM104.7 says no one is in any danger.
[Ed – Lenny wrote in with the following]
Apparenlty Rivett is in full lock down, the police have closed it off and their are police running around in bullet proff jackets, anyone have details?
UPDATED: The Person of Interest is now talking to police according to the 7.00 ABC news, and their website.
FURTHER UPDATE: The Google news roundup is here.
UPDATE 12-APR-06: The ABC reports a man has been charged with threatening to kill, possessing a drug of dependence and damaging property over the incident. The CT has these two two stories about it all (one of them is a people story about the kids at school). They seem to have done battle with the police media spokesperson as well as talking to someone who managed to stay in the house next door to the raids and other neighbours.