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Suburb shutdown ends with arrest

Officers closed off access to at least 24 homes between Aerodrome Rd and Pashley St at Clinton in Gladstone shortly after 3pm on Monday. Picture: QLD Police
Police have made an emergency declaration after a suburb in northern Queensland was shutdown due to an ongoing incident. Picture: QLD Police

A suburban block shut down by police in northern Queensland after an emergency declaration has been reopened following a man’s arrest.

Officers closed off access to at least 24 homes between Aerodrome Rd and Pashley St at Clinton in Gladstone shortly after 3pm on Monday.

The lockdown, made under the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA), was triggered after police attended a home shortly before midday.

Queensland Police announced shortly before 9pm that the lockdown had been lifted after a man was taken into custody without incident.

“No one was injured during the operation. Police would like to thank the nearby community for their assistance,” a statement said.

Specialist police were previously brought in to negotiate with a man alone at an address inside the exclusion zone in the suburban area.

“Members of the public are advised to avoid the area,” police said in a statement.

Officers closed off access to at least 24 homes between Aerodrome Rd and Pashley St at Clinton in Gladstone shortly after 3pm on Monday. Picture: QLD Police
Officers closed off access to at least 24 homes between Aerodrome Rd and Pashley St at Clinton in Gladstone shortly after 3pm on Monday. Picture: QLD Police

“Those within the exclusion zone are asked to remain indoors until further notice.

“There is no further information at this time.”

Gladstone Region mayor Matt Burnett said police were called to an address on Aerodrome Rd in relation to a welfare check on an occupant.

“As a result, police have been negotiating with a male person in an attempt to assist him,” Mr Burnett said.

“There have been no threats to any other person and the man is alone in the premises.

“Police are concerned for his welfare and will continue to negotiate with him until the situation is peacefully resolved.

“Police ask that where possible people avoid the area and obey the directions of police if in that area.”