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Armed siege continues in suburban Perth street

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An armed man remains holed up in a house Perth’s eastern suburbs this morning after he allegedly made threats and fire shots at police yesterday afternoon.

A WA Police spokesperson said there was no danger to members of the public and officers had the house on Hardy Road, Bayswater surrounded.

Camera IconPictures of River Road/Hardy Road is blocked off by police and TRG is in the street. It seems they’re focused on someone in one house. Police are telling residents it’s safe in Bayswater, Perth. Photo Ross Swanborough. 211120 Credit: The West Australian

The heavily armed Tactical Response Group were called to the house at about noon after reports of a man with a gun.

It is alleged the man had made threats that sparked the tense stand-off


There were no hostages or other people involved but at about 3.30pm six shots were fired from the house.

Police at the scene in Bayswater
Camera IconPolice at the scene in Bayswater Credit: The West Australian

Hardy Road residents were told to stay in their houses while black-clad TRG officers and members of the bomb squad swarmed into the street.

Hardy Road resident Joan Andri was shocked to see TRG officers with rifles in her usually peaceful street yesterday.

“This is usually a very quiet street,” she said. “You never hear a sound.” She had left her home to go shopping when confronted with the drama. “It was a bit disturbing to see (TRG officers) unloading with rifles,” she said.

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