On my way to work today I was held up by a lot of traffic for some strange reason. As I got to the problem area I noticed a few police cars parked up and a lot of people standing around. I didnt think too much of it and carried on to work. On my way home later the same area was absolutely swarming with police, fire and ambulances, but I couldnt see what was happening. When I got home I mentioned it to my parents and they said there was a load of police there last night too. So (because Im bored) I did a little digging and found that there is a media blackout on what is happening but the city where I live has its own forum site and the people in the immediate area are keeping everyone up to date. Turns out its an armed standoff with a single nutcase with a shotgun. He has apparently poured petrol all over his house inside and out and is letting off fireworks at the police. He has threatened to set everything alight if police move in. Its still ongoing. Apparently the guy has fired shots into some police cars and there were reports he had set his dog alight however the latter seems to be unsubstantiated. I personally saw what looked like armed police as I drove past. Check it.