Bunbury siege ends after 12 hours
The siege in Bunbury has ended after a 12 hour stand-off between police and the hostage taker. 2 non-lethal rounds were shot at the 52 year old man responsible for the siege. The hostage taker has now been taken into custody. According to WA Today, "the 12 hour hostage drama in Bunbury has ended after man responsible gives himself up". Everything Mandurah will provided further updates as they come to hand.
Shanelle Miller, Justin Rake, Molly Baxter for Bunbury Mail:
7.03am: Police have arrested the 52-year-old man responsible for a 12-hour hostage situation on the bank of the Leschenault Inlet.
He appeared to fall to the ground after the gunfire but the Mail understands he was shot with non-lethal bullets.
He is now in the back of an armoured vehicle.
The hostage who was released minutes before his captor was shot is receiving medical treatment and his condition is unknown.
6.57: Armoured vehicles are approaching the man with police walking alongside it, ordering him to get down.
Two gunshots have been heard.
Police are shouting "Do what I tell you, do you understand?"
The man is still standing and walking towards police, refusing to get down on the ground.