Tasmania Police Negotiate Peaceful End to 14-Hour Siege in Hobart

StoryfulPublished: May 30, 201712 views
Published: May 30, 2017

A 47-year-old Moonah man was <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-28/dog-attack-gunshots-standoff-with-tasmania-police-in-hobart/8062224" target="_blank">placed in police custody on November 28</a> following a 14-hour siege. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Tas.Police/posts/1226717530741478" target="_blank">Tasmania Police</a> said the incident occurred in Maple Avenue, Moonah, and was sparked by a report that someone had been attacked by a dog.

Police said the man surrendered to police without incident, is not injured, and that no officers were injured despite the man allegedly firing upon several responding officers during the police response.

“The man, armed with a firearm, barricaded himself in his residence and police spent 14 hours negotiating with him before successfully peacefully resolving the incident,” police stated.

The video shows police and emergency services waiting at the scene, overnight.

Investigations are continuing.

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