An emergency has been declared across two Brisbane suburbs following the discovery of “suspicious” items at a home.
The Queensland Police bomb squad was seen scouring the property at Hamley Street in Wooloowin in Brisbane’s north on Tuesday afternoon.
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An emergency was declared on the street and the surrounding Adamson Street and Kedron Street about 4pm.
Police have told residents to avoid the area or remain indoors if they are inside the zone.
Brisbane regional duty officer Mark Muller said police were called to the home after a “disturbance” between people who appeared to be “roommates”.
Inside the home, officers found “items which are suspicious in nature” inside a plastic container, Muller said.
“Subsequent to that, we have called specialist police out and they have done a basic investigation,” he said.
“As a result of that, an emergency has been declared.”
Paramedics and firefighters are on standby at the scene.
An emergency has also been declared at Coorparoo in Brisbane’s east.
Police have formed an exclusion zone around the streets of Stanley Street East, Tiber Street, Halifax Street, Milsom Street, Adina Street, Norman Avenue, Rome Street and Thackery Street.
Police have revealed the Coorparoo emergency declaration was made due to a 32-year-old man, who is linked to the Wooloowin address, being found in the area.
The man has been taken into custody and is speaking with police.
He was found inside his vehicle in Coorparoo and does not live in the suburb.
He surrendered to police.
Several police vehicles are at both sites, while a police helicopter had also been deployed earlier.