Baby stuck in house in police siege

Last updated 18:14 26/06/2014

Relevant offers

Australia

Top 10 richest Australians worth A$100 billion - AFR Rich List Gable Tostee tells Australian radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O he's back on Tinder Ardent Leisure considers developing part of Dreamworld precinct Cheating Australian man woke to hissing gas bottle in ute after 'powdery' beer bought by wife, court hears Huge price for number plate '29' Two trams derailed in separate collisions with trucks in Melbourne Teen kept captive and sexually assaulted after high school formal, court told Accused Australian drug mule Cassandra Sainsbury was reportedly a sex worker Wurst day ever: Man chokes on sausage, crashes car Accused tax fraudster spent A$100,000 on strippers and escorts in four months

An armed man who was holed up in a Queensland house with a toddler has been arrested.

The child was rescued from the Caboolture home, north of Brisbane, on Thursday afternoon.

The 26-year-old mother of the infant escaped from the home but couldn’t take her baby.

She has been treated for minor head and facial injuries.

‘‘The baby has just come out, I don’t know how old it it, it is close to two, 19-months,’’ a police spokeswoman said.

‘‘Ambulance has just taken the child and the mother for observation.

‘‘I don’t know if he has any injuries, it doesn’t appear so.’’

The man is believed to have fired at least one shot before police arrived at the home this morning (early afternoon NZ time).

At this stage, it is not know what relationship the man has with the mother and child.

‘‘He has been arrested but is yet to come out of the cordoned off area,’’ the spokeswoman said.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content