Gunman in serious condition after Perth siege

Gunman in serious condition after Perth siege

Five people have been freed and a gunman is in a critical condition, following a siege in a Perth home overnight.

The siege reportedly began at about 9pm local time, in the suburb of Mosman Park, when neighbours alerted police after hearing screaming from the house.

It’s alleged one man had a fire arm, and was holding five people hostage.

The siege ended this morning when the man was reportedly shot by police, and he remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Two gunshots were reportedly heard during the siege, but it’s not believed any of the hostages have been seriously injured.

Perth Police Inspector Rob Harrison said police are now investigating the incident.

“I’m not speculating at this stage on the circumstances, that’s under investigation, hopefully later today we can provide you with some more information,” he said.

He is asking members of the public who might have information about the incident to come forward.

“We know that people are going to work this morning, they may have seen something or heard something, if they could please let police know, that would be appreciated,” Inspector Harrison said.
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