Qld siege ends as police use force
A standoff between an armed man and police in southeast Queensland has ended.
Police used force to capture the man just after 7.40pm (AEST) on Monday, a police spokeswoman said.
He was reportedly tasered and has been transported to the Beenleigh watchhouse, where police say he is assisting with their inquiries.
Police were called to the Augusta Street house at Crestmead, in Logan, south of Brisbane, about 8.30am (AEST) on Monday after receiving reports of a disturbance.
Police negotiators were called in as it emerged a knife-wielding man was holding a woman and two children hostage.
The house was cordoned off and an emergency situation declared under the Public Safety Preservation Act.
Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) members attended the scene.
"There had been a relationship breakdown that's been going on for some time," Inspector Darren Harland told the Nine Network.
The woman and two young children emerged from the home unscathed about 6pm (AEST).
The woman is believed to be the mother of children, who are aged two and four.
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