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Armed Man Arrested After Melbourne’s Little Ipoh Siege

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PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian restaurant in Melbourne became the scene of a dramatic two-hour siege by an armed man on Tuesday.

The Daily Mail reported that Melbourne police were called to the Little Ipoh restaurant located at the corner of Latrobe and Queen Street at 10am local time.

A shirtless man had earlier charged at police with a meat cleaver and had managed to escape attempts by police officers to subdue him before fleeing to the restaurant.

He was believed to be involved in a police pursuit earlier in the day.

The man had barricaded himself in the restaurant and began throwing objects such as mandarin orange peels and glass from the second-storey window.

He was seen texting and appeared to have injured his hand.

The man was also heard yelling for “his mum, his missus and his people,” from the window.

He was reported to have held police at bay for two hours as they tried to speak to him via megaphones.

Police from the Special Operations Group eventually arrested him just after noon.

A number of people had been evacuated from the building during the siege.-The Star

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