Police charge man following "emergent situation" in Bowen

10pm:

POLICE have charged a man following an incident that occurred in Bowen last night.

It will be alleged officers attended an address on William Street around 8pm and attempted to speak to a man who refused to allow them inside his unit and made threats.

An emergent situation was declared under the Public Safety Preservation Act which was revoked at 3.30 this afternoon after a man was taken into custody.

A 52-year-old Bowen man has been charged with one count each of serious obstruct police, making threats, unlawful possession of a weapon, using a carriage service for a hoax threat, making a bomb hoax and possession of utensils.

He is due to appear in the Ayr Magistrates Court on May 8.

 

4pm:

Police have revoked the Public Safety Preservation Act declared in Bowen

The PSPA was enacted around 6am this morning after a man in his 50's refused to allow them inside a William Street unit.

A man is currently assisting police with investigations.

No further information is available at this stage.

 

6.12am:

POLICE have declared an "emergent situation" under the Public Safety Preservation Act as officers continue to negotiate with a man at Bowen.

Police attended a William St address about 8pm last night to talk to the man, who refused to allow them inside the unit and made threats.

Police cordons were established and police negotiators called to the scene.

The emergent situation declaration for William St is boarded by Gordon, George, Herbert and Leichardt streets.

A nearby unit has been evacuated and the man, aged in his 50s, is believed to be the sole occupant of his unit.

Investigations are continuing.



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