Man accused of Queen Street mall siege to stand trial

THE man accused of shutting down a busy mall while on a gun-toting rampage in the Brisbane CBD did not enter a plea as he was committed to stand trial.

Lee Matthew Hillier, from Caboolture, is allegedly responsible for evacuating the popular Queen Street mall during the frenzied lunch period in March.

Stores went into lockdown as police descended to clear the area and negotiate with Hillier.

Police fire both lethal and "less than lethal" rounds to gain control of the situation.

The 34-year-old was on Monday committed to trial for two counts of assaulting police while armed with a dangerous weapon, three accounts of assaulting a special emergency response member, going armed in public to cause fear and possessing a handgun.

There were 32 witness statements tendered, including three from SERT officers.

When asked if he wanted to say anything, Hillier told Brisbane Magistrates Court that he wanted to change lawyers but he would enter no plea yet.

Other traffic charges were adjourned to the Caboolture Magistrates Court  on November 27.



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