Alleged Gunman In Custody After Heavily Armed Police Shut Down Streets
A man in his 20s has been taken into custody after a large manhunt for a person allegedly armed with a gun in Perth's northeast.
Multiple streets in Ellenbrook were closed and the public was warned to stay away as police descended on the suburb around sunrise on Wednesday morning.
Shortly after 11am, WA Police confirmed officers had located the person they were looking for and a man in his 20s had been taken into custody.
Roadblocks put in place on Marella Road and Railway Parade near the Ellenbrook Speedway have also been lifted.
It's believed the man had been on the run since late on Wednesday afternoon, after allegedly firing shots into a vehicle with a sawn-off rifle, and threatening a number of people.
He was driving a Jeep Cherokee, owned by his late grandmother, which was found abandoned near the Ellenbrook Speedway, where police later set up a road block.
When he was arrested, the man allegedly had a gun in his bag, and boots and a water bottle with him.
Earlier, heavily armed police swarmed the Ellenbrook area, with locals claiming to have seen at least five unmarked police cars and an armoured truck speeding towards the scene.
More to come.
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