Streets in lockdown as armed man holds woman hostage inside Brisbane home

Residents in a northern Brisbane suburb are being urged to shelter indoors as an armed man holds a woman hostage inside an Everton Hills home.

The four adult residents of the home on Atrium Way have been safely evacuated, authorities have confirmed, but the siege is ongoing.

9News understands the man and woman broke into the home just before 4am this morning.

When police arrived, the man took his female accomplice hostage.

He is understood to be armed with a bladed weapon.

Police issued an emergency warning for the streets surrounding Atrium Way just after 6am.

A large number of police officers are on the scene, including specialist police negotiators and the Public Safety Response Team.

The emergency declaration has been issued for Atrium Way, South Pine Road, Dawson Parade and Gallery Lane.

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