The face-tattooed man at the center of the eight-hour siege allegedly barricaded himself in the house with weapons before surrendering to police.
Police alleged that Bernard Mathews was the man behind the eight-hour siege. The 33-year-old was wanted for several criminal offenses after police alleged he armed and barricaded himself inside a Brisbane home.
A man has been charged after allegedly barricading himself in a home with weapons during an eight-hour siege.
Bernard John Matthews, 33, was allegedly wanted for a number of violent incidents across the north of the city when he was tracked down to an address in Nundah at 4pm on Sunday.
Police issued an alert regarding him as ‘armed and dangerous’ and warned members of the public not to approach.
When police arrived at the York Street home, Matthews allegedly barricaded himself inside.
Police allege that Bernard Matthews (pictured) armed himself with a weapon and barricaded himself in a house in Brisbane, leading to an eight-hour siege.
Heavily armed police cordoned off the neighborhood as the alleged siege continued into the night before surrendering just after midnight.
Heavily armed police cordoned off the neighborhood as the alleged siege continued into the night.
Police say he surrendered without incident shortly after midnight on Monday.
Mathews – a heavily tattooed man – known by his nickname ‘Coochie’, faces multiple charges.
The offenses include two counts of burglary and one count each of aggravated assault on a police officer, dangerous behavior with a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of explosives (ammunition) with necessary authority, robbery in company and willful damage.
On Tuesday, Matthews did not appear in Brisbane Arrest Court and his lawyer Phoebe McTaggart did not apply for bail.
The court heard Matthews is back on a jail warrant and has 13 charges before the court.
Eleven charges were adjourned to the Brisbane Magistrates Court’s committal rollover court on August 23, with two charges of robbery and willful damage adjourned until August 28, news.com.au reported.
The 33-year-old was charged with ‘numerous weapons and criminal offences’ across the Brisbane region, after he was tracked to an address in Nundah about 4pm on Sunday.
Officers were warned Matthews was ‘armed and dangerous’, with members of the public told not to approach the 33-year-old.