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Scene guard in Omanawa after Armed Police callout

Scene guard in Omanawa Photos/Video: Daniel Hines/SunLive.

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UPDATED 11.10PM: Police have a scene guard in place at Ormsby Lane in Omanawa.

Earlier there were multiple reports coming in of an armed Police presence at McLaren Falls as Police responded to an incident at a property in Omanawa.

Police are asking the public to avoid the area at this time, says a police spokesperson.

"Cordons are in place and a scene guard will be at the property overnight."

Earlier:

Police are currently responding to an ongoing incident at a property in Omanawa.

Police are asking the public to avoid the area at this time, says a police spokesperson.

"Cordons are in place and a scene guard will be at the property overnight."

EARLIER

Multiple reports are coming in of an armed police presence at McLaren Falls.

A number of people have messaged SunLive on Facebook to say there are a number of emergency services vehicles in the area.

There are six police cars, two ambulance and and a fire engine at Mclaren Falls, says one reader.

The reader also says that people are being blocked from entering the area.

A police spokesperson says they can confirm police are currently responding to an incident in Omanawa, but don't have any further information at this stage.

A reporter at the scene says police are stopping people at the Falls bridge.

"It's mayhem with people turning around. Police are advising residents to go up Omanawa Road."

Images: Cameron Avery/SunLive

St John Paramedics at McLaren Falls. Photos: Chris Watts.

Police seen heading up towards the park entrance.

SunLive is working on getting more information and will update this story when we can.

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Gun Laws

Posted on 12-02-2020 08:14 | By First Responder

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