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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009

    AU - Scores evacuated as police corner gunman in Brisbane's Queen Street Mall

    Police corner gunman in Brisbane mall (The Australian)
    Police have cornered a shirtless gunman who's forced the evacuation of Brisbane's Queen Street Mall.

    Dozens of heavily-armed police have converged on the mall, after a confrontation between the gunman and plain clothes officers.

    News footage shows the man sitting on a chair, under an awning at the casino end of the mall.

    Thousands of workers and shoppers have been evacuated, with police telling them to run and take shelter in nearby shops.
    Police have declared an emergency situation, and negotiators are at the scene.
    "People who saw him said he had his shirt off and looked like he was on some sort of drugs," Christie Dykes told AAP.

    Liam Smith said he was told the man had tattoos and "looked like some sort of bogan".

    A large heavily-armoured police vehicle drove through the crowd.

    "This is real life Call of Duty s...," Ms Dykes said, referring to a violent video game.
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  2. #2
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    Mar 2009
    12:56pm Marissa Calligeros: A man, believed to be aged in his mid 20s or early 30s, is being taken by ambulance to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. The ambulance is en route to the hospital. There are reports the shirtless man was shot in the shoulder or arm.
    12:53pm Marissa Calligeros: It appears the man is being taken to hospital by ambulance. An ambulance has left Queen Street Mall and is making its way down George Street. It would appear the situation has been brought under control.
    12:51pm Scott Beveridge: Tanya, from a nearby shoe store, said as she was evacuated she heard two "gunshots'' and police state "we've got him''.

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    12:57pm Scott Beveridge: A police spokesman has confirmed officers fired two shots but they were "not bullets''. "It's over,'' he said.

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    Dec 2008

    The term bogan is Australian and New Zealand slang, usually pejorative or self-deprecating, for an individual who is recognised to be from an unsophisticated background or someone whose limited education, speech, clothing, attitude and behaviour exemplifies a lack of manners and education.[1] While bogan is widely recognised, localised names exist that describe the same or very similar groups of people.[2]

    Bogan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I didn't know that.
    Last edited by KateB; 06-09-2015 at 05:40 PM. Reason: repair url tag.

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