and a siege is happening in sydney too just round from my old place ..
Reports of 'siege' in Bankstown
POLICE have converged on a home in Sydney's south-west after reports a person had been shot.
On arrival police discovered no one had been shot but it is believed a siege situation has now developed.
Ambulances have also been called to be on standby at Jacob St, Bankstown.
The operation began shortly after police were called to the scene at about 1.15pm.