[First filed: Apr 29, 2010 @ 16:07]
The shiny new ACT Policing website is silent on the subject but ABC radio reports there’s a siege underway on Dickson Drive in Holder.
If your kids can’t get home on the buses they will apparently be kept for you at Canberra College.
UPDATED: “fgzk” has sent in the above photo along with these thoughts:
The area is very calm. I talked to another local walking the dog his only statement was that “they oughta gas him out, none of this waiting just gas Im ” The police are well organised and even from a distance reek of profesionalism. I was the only spectator so I left. I would say its a waiting game now.
In the comments we also have unfounded scuttlebutt that the barricaded man has some sort of improvised explosive using gas bottles.
Police have also put a statement online.
My condolences to everyone stuck in a college hall tonight. I hope it’s well heated.
FURTHER UPDATE: The ABC brings word that the siege ended around 1am this morning.
A man apparently in his sixties [Turns out 75], walking with a cane, walked out and was taken away for a chat with police. Apparently there was a family dispute of some sort. TV news reports last night seemed to indicate a government agency had been involved.
No update yet on the AFP’s shiny new website.
Another Update: The AFP have now provided a media statement. The site has not yet been made safe and residents are unable to return to their homes.
One more update for the road: The Canberra Times brings word that one Erwin Klinger has been charged with threatening to damage property. He’s been remanded in custody.