Police hurt in arrest of hostage taker

A man armed with a knife has wounded two police officers as they tried to free a hostage from a house south of Brisbane.

Police stormed the home and used a Taser to subdue the man about 1am but two officers suffered cuts.

One will need surgery to his hand, while the other suffered a minor cut to a finger.

Police say the 26-year-old man had locked himself and a woman inside a bedroom at the home, in the Logan suburb of Greenbank.

Despite the efforts of police negotiators, the man refused to release the 27-year-old woman and began threatening her with the knife.

The woman also suffered a cut to her arm during the incident.

The man is facing charges including causing grievous bodily harm to an officer, assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed and possession of a dangerous drug.

He will appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Monday morning.

Meanwhile, another man is in custody after a separate stand-off with police at Everton Hills in Brisbane.

Police were called to a home where a man was armed with a rifle.

A woman and four children sheltered in the home as the drama played out.

At one stage, police declared an emergency situation and closed down surrounding streets.

The 52-year-old man ultimately walked out of the home about 1am and was arrested. No one was hurt.

Charges are yet to be laid.

ODT/directory - Local Businesses

CompanyLocationBusiness Type
Rob McLellan Motors 2005 LtdDunedinCar Sales
Joinery SpecialistsDunedinSpecialist Trades
Living Corporation LimitedDunedinReal Estate Agents
Literacy Aotearoa DunedinDunedinTraining & Education