A dramatic stand-off which played out over two days in Perth’s north-east has ended, with police entering a home where a man who had allegedly made threats and fired shots had been holed up overnight.
WA Police confirmed this morning officers had gone into a Bayswater home about 9.30am to find a man with self-inflicted injuries.
“He has been conveyed by St John Ambulance to hospital,” a police spokesperson said, with St John confirming it had taken one patient to Royal Perth Hospital under lights and sirens priority one.
It ended a near 24-hour stand-off, which was sparked about noon on Saturday, with heavily-armed Tactical Response Group officers deployed to surround the Hardy Road property.
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 yesterday six shots were fired from the house.
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.
Local Joan Andri said she had been shocked by the arrival of the TRG 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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