Two in custody after police hunt

A major police operation is under way in Toowoomba.
A major police operation is under way in Toowoomba. WIN News

UPDATE 2PM: Police have taken two people into custody after a number of Toowoomba streets were put into lockdown. 

A major police operation saw Hill St, Helen St and Anzac Ave at Newtown blocked to traffic. St Mary's College and The Glennie School were also in lockdown but that now had been lifted.

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said officers had been looking for a man, known to them. 

However a spokesman confirmed the matter had been resolved. 

He said two people had been taken in custody, however they were not the people officers were originally looking for. 

They are helping police in relation to different matters. 

The spokesman said police were not currently looking for anyone else. 

St Mary's College and The Glennie School are no longer in lockdown. Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School was also put in lockdown as a precaution.

Glennie principal Kim Cohen said police requested that the school go into lockdown because of an incident in the area. 

"We followed our normal procedures and the lockdown was calm," she said. 

Toowoomba Catholic Schools human resources and organisational development Lindsay Hawkins said just after noon police advised St Mary's College to enact lockdown procedures as a result of the same police incident unfolding close to the school. 

"As a precaution, because of its geographical proximity, Our Lady of Lourdes also went into lockdown," Mr Hawkins said. 

"Just after 1pm, police advised it was safe for the schools to return to operating as normal."

1.18PM: THERE is major police operation under way in Toowoomba, with two schools put into lockdown as police search for a man known to them.

St Mary's College and The Glennie School were placed in lockdown earlier due to the search, but it has now been lifted.

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said multiple officers were currently involved including the dog squad. 

The spokeswoman said police were currently searching the Newtown area for a male person, who is known to police.

She said traffic was currently being blocked at Hill St, Helen St and Anzac Avenue.

The public is urged to avoid the area.

More to come.

Topics:  police police operation toowoomba toowoomba crime

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