Channel 7 vehicle back in action after sitting in the middle of a siege situation for 12-hours with headlights on.
Channel 7 vehicle back in action after sitting in the middle of a siege situation for 12-hours with headlights on. Kerri-Anne Mesner

Channel 7 leave keys, purse, headlights on in siege

10.10am: A CHANNEL 7 crew who were first on the scene of a 12-hour siege are counting their lucky stars today.

The crew, Luke Stephenson and Stephanie Jeanes, only knew the street name where police were called to after reports of a man pointing a firearm at person.

They pulled up in the street, jumped out of their car and got ready to film the action, only to find they were smack-bang in the middle of the action - literally.

As they got out, police pulled up around them. Both cameraman and reporter ducked for cover.

At one point, police were taking cover behind the Channel 7 car, which still had its lights on.

The car had to stay where it was, lights on, for the full 12-hours of the Emergent Situation.

Miss Jeanes had left her purse and house keys in the car, but lucky someone had a copy of her house keys.

Surprisingly, the vehicle had no problems starting this morning.

8am: A 12-HOUR Rockhampton siege has ended after a gunman and a woman surrendered peacefully to police on Tuesday morning.

An emergency situation at the suburb of Kawana was finally revoked about 5.45am, following a tense stand-off between police and the man.

There were no other people in the house during the siege.

At one stage, police officers with guns drawn took the unusual step of taking cover behind a television news vehicle, which had stopped near the house.

Residents in more than 10 streets around the Scott Street home were advised to stay indoors.

HOW THE MORNING BULLETIN COVERED THE DRAMA LAST NIGHT

 


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