WATCH: Siege ends, man charged with assaulting police
Police have charged a man following an incident in Mackay on Saturday.
It's alleged about 8.45pm police attended a residence in Paradise St following reports of a disturbance.
Upon arrival a man at the residence was seen to have a gun.
Police withdrew and formed a cordon around the address and commenced negotiations with the man.
About 2.15am a 37-year-old man surrendered to police without incident.
A 37-year-old South Mackay man has been charged with two counts of assault police and one count each of possess knife in public place and possess dangerous drug and utensil.
The man is expected to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court today.
UPDATE Sunday, 6.30am:
About 2.15am, the siege ended on Paradise St after a 37-year-old man surrended to police.
All residents have been allowed to return to the area.
The 37-year-old man is in police custody and has been transported to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.
A man has pointed a gun at police and can be heard yelling "come and get me" in a siege situation unfolding in Paradise St, Mackay.
The Daily Mercury's Emily Smith, Chris Lees, Tony Martin and Daniel Harkin are there and have reported seeing the man walking in and out of a house and storming along the street waving a gun.
There could be other people inside the house. The man is also thought to be holding a knife.
Staff reporters said neighbours had crouched behind fences and letterboxes and were watching the event unfold.
A number of uniformed and non-uniformed police are present, many of whom appear to be in bullet proof vests.
They had taken cover in bushes and behind fences. One witness told reporters police had approached the house and then "backed up" quickly.
"He is screaming a lot, waving the gun and storming up and down the street," they said. "He was honking the horn on a police car (left near the house) earlier. He's yelling, I've had enough, come get me, I'm done."
Police are asking people to move away as gunman walk street armed and threatening police and bystanders.
Police have blocked off Paradise St after an incident with a man threatening with a firearm.
At least eight officers have closed Paradise St in Mackay.
According to a police spokesperson, a man has threatened police with a firearm and is in a house.
At this stage they are unsure if there is anyone else in the house, the spokesperson said.
A witness to the incident says there is a hostage.
Police are negotiating with the man.
More information to come.