Police assemble at the corner of Woodpecker Avenue and Albatross Pass in Willetton, where they are involved in a stand-off with an armed man. Photo: Ryan Northover.
A man is dead after a siege in Willetton on Thursday afternoon, in which at least one shot was fired.
Officers from the Tactical Response Group set up a post at the corner of Woodpecker Avenue and Albatross Pass at 4pm, after reports of an armed man.
It is understood a shot had been fired when a bailiff visited a house on a repossession matter.
The view down Albatross Pass - where a few intrigued neighbours have defied a police directive to stay inside. Photo: Ryan Northover.
The bailiff fled, uninjured and then called police.
Police stopped vehicles entering Albatross Pass and warned residents in surrounding streets to remain inside their houses, away from windows.
But at 6.15pm police advised the danger had passed and confirmed the presence of one deceased person in the home in question.
Mathew Bonser was at Burrendah Oval, which is bordered by Albatross Pass, when he and his friend were told to vacate the area.
"A police officer in a flak jacket approached us and asked us to leave the park due to an incident involving a firearm," he said.
"The corner of Pinetree Gully and Albatross Pass [was] full of marked and unmarked [police] cars... and a police helicopter has been making passes up and down for 20 minutes."
Mr Bonser said residents were defying police instructions and trying to have a look at the area, with many residents out the front of their properties.