Man shot by police after refusing to drop gun at siege of One Mile in Ipswich

A man was shot dead by police after he refused to drop his weapon during a siege in Ipswich, west of Brisbane.

Queensland Police said they were called to Earnest Street on One Mile at around 11 am, following reports of a man with a firearm.

Around noon, an emergency declaration was put in place under the Public Safety Preservation Act, ordering residents of Earnest Street and Woodford Street to remain indoors.

The declaration was revoked around 2 pm.

Police say the man was shot after he left the property holding the gun and refused to let go.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Dave Cuskelly will speak to the media about the incident at 4pm.

A group of uniformed and plainclothes officers in front of police tape.
An emergency declaration was made around noon.(ABC News: Baz Ruddick)

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