Baby stuck in house in police siege

Last updated 18:14 26/06/2014

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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.

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