PSPA Emergency Declaration Declaration At Cairns

Police have made an emergency declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) in relation to an unfolding police incident in Cairns.

Shortly after 1pm, police attended a Collin Avenue address in Edge Hill following reports of a shot being fired.

Upon arrival, it appeared two vehicles had collided and one person discharged a firearm at another before leaving on foot.

An emergency situation was declared just before 2pm, with boundaries encompassing Pease Street, Woodward Street, Polentz Street and Russell Street.

Members of the public are advised to avoid the areas of while police respond or stay inside with their doors and windows locked.

Parents are able to pick up children from Edge Hill State School via Pease Street.

Multiple roads may be impacted by police stops within the local area.

There is no further information at this time.

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