A man in camouflage military uniform was seen walking with a gun or a toy gun on the southern Brisbane suburb of Rochedale.

Queensland Police say in a statement that officers are presently responding to a report made at 11:10 a.m. about the man in the Rochedale South area. The most recent update comes from an official tweet which says the man is currently speaking with police after running with a replica gun in parkland.

The man can be seen in a video taken from a helicopter. 7 News Queensland has shared the video on Twitter with a statement that the man is in police custody at the moment.

The Chronicle reported two Brisbane schools, believed to be Redeemer Lutheran and Rochedale State High School, were in lockdown after the man had been seen carrying the gun. An update from the Courier Mail says the lockdown has been lifted after the man was found to have been carrying a “fake” machine gun.


The 26-year-old was shocked to realise that he had caused widespread drama. According to Inspector Daniel Bragg, the man was in the middle of “very serious training.”

"He's a very fit looking young man; I can't comment about what was going through his mind but he was certainly very compliant with police,” Bragg told reporters.

"They get the impression he wasn't aware of the havoc he wreaked as a consequence of his actions."

The man has been issued with a notice to appear in Holland Park Magistrates' Court on Dec. 9 on one count of public nuisance.

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