Dog recovering after being stabbed in suburban siege

UPDATE: A dog stabbed during a five-hour siege in Newtown, Toowoomba, at the weekend has undergone surgery and is understood to be in a stable condition.

A police spokesman said Queensland Fire and Rescue received a call about 9.30pm on Friday, reporting children were armed with firearms in Jellicoe St.

QFRS immediately contacted police who spoke with the man who made the emergency call, and commenced investigations.

On arrival, officers located the man who was armed with a knife and had locked himself inside a residence.

Police negotiators were called to the scene and an exclusion zone was established.

The spokesman said the man, 50, had stabbed the dog inside the residence.

Negotiations continued until about 2.30am Saturday when the man was taken into custody and transported to the Toowoomba Hospital for observation.

The dog reportedly underwent surgery at a Toowoomba veterinary clinic.

SATURDAY: A man, 50, is undergoing mental health observations at the Toowoomba Hospital following a five-hour siege in Newtown last night.

Police were called to the Jellicoe St address about 9.30pm with reports of people armed with guns.

But on arrival, police spoke with the original emergency caller and found he was armed with a knife and had injured a dog inside the residence.

Police established an exclusion zone around the residence while a negotiator was call in.

The situation was resolved about 2.30am today, and the man was taken into custody and transferred to the hospital for observation.

Police advised investigations were continuing.



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