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Corio, Victoria: A heavily armed siege unfolds after a gunman barricades himself in a house and police in bulletproof vests rush to the scene<!-- wp:html --><div> <p class="author-section byline-plain">By Padraig Collins for Daily Mail Australia </p> <p class="byline-section"><span class="article-timestamp article-timestamp-published"> <span class="article-timestamp-label">Published:</span> 22:49 EST, March 2, 2024 </span> | <span class="article-timestamp article-timestamp-updated"> <span class="article-timestamp-label">Updated:</span> 23:10 EST, March 2, 2024 </span> </p> <p> <!-- ad: https://mads.dailymail.co.uk/v8/us/news/none/article/other/para_top.html --> <!-- CWV --><!--(if !IE)>>--> <!– <!--(if IE)>--></p> <p> <!--(if !IE)>>--> <!–<!--(if IE)>--></p> <p> <!--(if !IE)>>--> <!–<!--(if gte IE 8)>>--> <!– <!--(if IE 8)>--></p> <p> <!--(if IE 9)>--></p> <p> <!--(if IE)>--></p> <p> <!--(if !IE)> --> <!–</p> <p> <!-- SiteCatalyst code version: H.20.3. Copyright 1997-2009 Omniture, Inc. More info available at http://www.omniture.com --> </p> <p> <!-- End SiteCatalyst code version: H.20.3. --> <!--(if IE)>--></p> <p> <!--(if !IE)> --> <!–<!--(if IE)>--></p> <p> <!--(if !IE)> --> <!– <!-- CWV --></p> <div> <p class="mol-para-with-font">A siege was underway in Corio, Victoria, on Sunday afternoon amid reports that one person had been shot.</p> <p class="mol-para-with-font">Armed members of the Special Operations Group (SOG) and police wearing bulletproof vests are at the scene, and people are warned to stay away from areas near Horne Square and Diane Way.</p> <p class="mol-para-with-font">Emergency services were reportedly called to a home in Horne Square at around 12 noon.</p> <p class="mol-para-with-font">Neighbors were reportedly told there was a man barricaded inside a home who was “armed and dangerous.”</p> <div class="artSplitter mol-img-group"> <div class="mol-img"> <div class="image-wrap"> </div> </div> <p class="imageCaption">A siege continues in Corio, Victoria (pictured) on Sunday afternoon, amid reports that one person had been shot.</p> </div> <p class="mol-para-with-font">Police were heard negotiating with at least one person inside the property, the <a target="_blank" class="class" href="https://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/geelong/police-paramedics-attend-siege-situation-in-corio/news-story/a216a37e832db346d10a822420469b87" rel="noopener">Geelong Advertiser</a> reported.</p> <p class="mol-para-with-font">Locals who gathered near the scene of the clash were asked to stay behind a fence.</p> <p class="mol-para-with-font">The SOG unit intervenes when there are dangerous suspects and critical incidents such as sieges, hostage situations and armed criminals.</p> <p class="mol-para-with-font">The Victorian ambulance service is available if needed at the home, but has not yet treated anyone at the location, which is close to a Baptist church. </p> <p class="mol-para-with-font">More to come… </p> </div> <p> <!-- ad: https://mads.dailymail.co.uk/v8/us/news/none/article/other/inread_player.html --></p> <div class="column-content cleared"> <div class="shareArticles"> <h3 class="social-links-title">Share or comment on this article: Corio, Victoria: A heavily armed siege unfolds after a gunman barricades himself in a house and police in bulletproof vests rush to the scene</h3> </div> </div> </div><!-- /wp:html -->

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A siege was underway in Corio, Victoria, on Sunday afternoon amid reports that one person had been shot.

Armed members of the Special Operations Group (SOG) and police wearing bulletproof vests are at the scene, and people are warned to stay away from areas near Horne Square and Diane Way.

Emergency services were reportedly called to a home in Horne Square at around 12 noon.

Neighbors were reportedly told there was a man barricaded inside a home who was “armed and dangerous.”

A siege continues in Corio, Victoria (pictured) on Sunday afternoon, amid reports that one person had been shot.

Police were heard negotiating with at least one person inside the property, the Geelong Advertiser reported.

Locals who gathered near the scene of the clash were asked to stay behind a fence.

The SOG unit intervenes when there are dangerous suspects and critical incidents such as sieges, hostage situations and armed criminals.

The Victorian ambulance service is available if needed at the home, but has not yet treated anyone at the location, which is close to a Baptist church.

More to come…

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