A seven-hour stand-off between police and an armed man who barricaded himself inside a house has come to an end following his arrest.
The siege at the property in Wallan, around 45km north of Melbourne, ended just before 7pm on Thursday following tense negotiations between officers and the 22-year-old man.
The residential area around the house on Forbes Boulevard was placed in lockdown at 12pm, with neighbours describing a ‘scary’ situation.
A seven-hour standoff between police and an armed man who barricaded himself inside a house has come to an end following his arrest
A spokesman for Victoria Police told Daily Mail Australia the man was arrested without incident.
The man came out of the building unharmed and police from the Family Violence Unit were at the scene.
Armed officers were positioned in the backyard of the property, as well as in front of the house.
‘I wanted to take the dog out but the copper said “go inside because he’s got a gun”‘, neighbour Gloria Brook told The Herald Sun.
Mrs Brook said: ‘I’m all right, I’ve got my dog here and my walking stick. They wouldn’t want to come in here.’
The resident told the publication the man who normally lived in the property was away at the time of the siege.
‘I wanted to take the dog out but the copper said “go inside because he’s got a gun”, neighbour Gloria Brook said
During the stand-off, local area commander Peter Koger said members of the public had no reason to worry about the situation.
‘It’s ongoing but there’s no risk to anyone else in the community, he’s on his own and we’re just hoping we can resolve it peacefully,’ he said according to The North Central Review.