Police confiscated a pump-action shotgun following a standoff along the  Tannum Sands Road yesterday.
Police confiscated a pump-action shotgun following a standoff along the Tannum Sands Road yesterday.

Police in stand off over search warrant

By CHRIS LYNCHchrisl@gladstoneobserver.com.au

POLICE were forced to call reinforcements to a stand-off on Tannum Sands Road yesterday, before arresting two of the addresses' occupants.

Gladstone police Senior Constable Kevin Gant said shortly before 4pm police attended the address on confidential information to execute a search warrant.

They were forced to call for back-up after the man refused to let officers inside the premises.

At least six police vehicles were called to the scene yesterday.

"Police were aware the occupants had possession of weapons and three unsecured vicious dogs,'' Snr Cons Gant said.

"They wanted to make sure the dogs and guns were secure before entering the premises.

"He refused to let officers in and they weren't willing to go in until it was safe to do so.

"At this stage two men have been arrested in relation to the incident.

Last night two men from Tannum Sands aged 36 and 38 were still being questioned.

The men were expected to appear in court in coming days.



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