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Kim67 Mar 8th 2013 1:55 am

Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 
Heard there's a gun man in Myer City store and the mall's been closed? http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/quee...308-2fpw2.html. My kids are at school not far from there and don't want an escaped gunman rampaging through the area.

Anyone know what's going on?

Scubaemma Mar 8th 2013 2:17 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 
Just watching it on the breaking news rolling coverage (before I head in to work in a bit!).

Alleged gunman is in the middle of the Queen St Mall. The place is in lockdown so there's just old mate there now, plus a ton of Police holding a cordon. No people around. He won't be getting out of the area and wondering around (so you don't have to worry about your kids). Hopefully it'll end peacefully and he'll surrender to police.

Weird watching the footage from the news choppers. You could actually see the shirtless man pacing around by himself on the phone (hopefully to police).

Kim67 Mar 8th 2013 2:18 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 

Originally Posted by Scubaemma (Post 10591187)
Just watching it on the breaking news rolling coverage (before I head in to work in a bit!).

Alleged gunman is in the middle of the Queen St Mall. The place is in lockdown so there's just old mate there now, plus a ton of Police holding a cordon. No people around. He won't be getting out of the area and wondering around (so you don't have to worry about your kids). Hopefully it'll end peacefully and he'll surrender to police.

Weird watching the footage from the news choppers. You could actually see the shirtless man pacing around by himself on the phone (hopefully to police).

Excellent, thanks Emma, if they know where he is I'm happy with that.

Scubaemma Mar 8th 2013 2:21 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 

Originally Posted by Kim67 (Post 10591189)
Excellent, thanks Emma, if they know where he is I'm happy with that.

Yeah they know where he is. It appears that he's surrounded.

:fingerscrossed: it ends peacefully with no injuries, particularly to the public and Police.

Kim67 Mar 8th 2013 2:24 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 
Yes, I hope so too.

Scubaemma Mar 8th 2013 2:55 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 
Looks like it's all over. The guy is on his way to hospital in an ambulance.

Kim67 Mar 8th 2013 2:59 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 
Yes, looks like it, thank goodness all went off without too much of a problem. Just watched the ambulance drive to the RBH - hopefully roads will be all clear to drive across town at pickup time.

scottishcelts Mar 8th 2013 2:59 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 
I'm guessing drugs. looks like Police were trying to calm him down and he broke away, acting like an eejit. They shot (rubber?) to injure and bring him down. :thumbup:

Scubaemma Mar 8th 2013 3:01 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 
Another win for the good guys :thumbup:

Right, I'm off to work. Looks like I've missed all the action though!

Kim67 Mar 8th 2013 3:03 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 

Originally Posted by scottishcelts (Post 10591223)
I'm guessing drugs. looks like Police were trying to calm him down and he broke away, acting like an eejit. They shot (rubber?) to injure and bring him down. :thumbup:

According to his mate - they were meeting in town for lunch - both not long out of jail and with mental health issues. Hopefully he'll get help in hospital.

Kim67 Mar 8th 2013 3:03 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 

Originally Posted by Scubaemma (Post 10591225)
Another win for the good guys :thumbup:

Right, I'm off to work. Looks like I've missed all the action though!

Have fun.

renth Mar 8th 2013 3:10 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 
From the blurry photo on the news site it looks like it might be "roid rage" a la Pistorious.

Jon77 Mar 8th 2013 3:25 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 
Good to see that the Aussie Police can use appropriate restraint at times rather than stomping in with all tasers and guns blazing.

Amazulu Mar 8th 2013 3:28 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 

Originally Posted by Jon77 (Post 10591255)
Good to see that the Aussie Police can use appropriate restraint at times rather than stomping in with all tasers and guns blazing.

Yep. They've learnt a lesson from the UK cops about how not to do it.

Jon77 Mar 8th 2013 3:54 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 

Originally Posted by Amazulu (Post 10591259)
Yep. They've learnt a lesson from the UK cops about how not to do it.

yeahhhhhhhhh right :blink:

Amazulu Mar 8th 2013 4:01 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 

Originally Posted by Jon77 (Post 10591289)
yeahhhhhhhhh right :blink:

Glad you agree

Pollyana Mar 8th 2013 5:37 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 

Originally Posted by Scubaemma (Post 10591225)
Another win for the good guys :thumbup:

Right, I'm off to work. Looks like I've missed all the action though!

Timed that shift well didn't you :D

scottishcelts Mar 8th 2013 6:11 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 

Originally Posted by Pollyana (Post 10591361)
Timed that shift well didn't you :D

You could always make her shift an eventful one by doing a similar thing - you don't need a gun though, just run through the city naked, screaming jibberish pish. (don't forget to stop at the traffic lights and do a jig for the drivers ;).

:D

DeadVim Mar 8th 2013 8:04 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 
Just a guy from Logan on a day trip, nothing to worry about.

Pollyana Mar 8th 2013 10:12 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 

Originally Posted by scottishcelts (Post 10591381)
You could always make her shift an eventful one by doing a similar thing - you don't need a gun though, just run through the city naked, screaming jibberish pish. (don't forget to stop at the traffic lights and do a jig for the drivers ;).

:D

I couldn't be that cruel to people :D


Originally Posted by DeadVim (Post 10591467)
Just a guy from Logan on a day trip, nothing to worry about.

So thats where you were ths afternoon......:ohmy:

DeadVim Mar 8th 2013 10:13 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 

Originally Posted by Pollyana (Post 10591645)
So thats where you were ths afternoon......:ohmy:

Given the working week I've had Brisbane got away light with just the one armed madman ... :D

Scubaemma Mar 8th 2013 1:17 pm

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 

Originally Posted by scottishcelts (Post 10591381)
You could always make her shift an eventful one by doing a similar thing - you don't need a gun though, just run through the city naked, screaming jibberish pish. (don't forget to stop at the traffic lights and do a jig for the drivers ;).

:D

:eek:

scottishcelts Mar 8th 2013 1:45 pm

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 

Originally Posted by Scubaemma (Post 10591852)
:eek:

:lol::unsure:

RedDragon2008 Mar 9th 2013 8:48 am

Re: Anyone in Brisbane City know what's going on in Myer?!
 
I remember a mad man in Auckland downtown (okay the bottom of queen Street)

Had everyone vacate the city area as he pranched around with 2 double barrell shotguns.

They sent in the dogs and he shite himself and shot himself.

Don't remember if it was the sight of "Satan" and "Gonads" bounding towards him teeth barred. or the fact he had just shot his foot off being too flashy with the guns.

They retreived the dogs after 10 mins

"Gonads" is now retired and renamed "Gotthem".


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