Man surrenders after threat to blow up home

Emergency services at the scene where a man threatened to blow his unit up.
Emergency services at the scene where a man threatened to blow his unit up.

UPDATE: Police have defused a tense situation in which a man threatened to blow himself up with gas.

A man in his 40s rang police after he locked himself in his unit in James St.

The man said he had turned gas on and threatened to commit suicide.

Emergency services attended about 2pm.

Police negotiated with the man who surrendered to police about 2.40pm.

He was taken to hospital.

The incident happened at a block of units and some residents were evacuated on the advice of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services officers.

For mental health support call Lifeline on 131114 or visit

EARLIER: Emergency services are at the scene of a home in Toowoomba which a man is threatening to blow up.

Police said the man had made threats over a phone.

The man is reportedly threatening to use LPG gas to blow up the house.

The home is in James St.

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