Melbourne: Police are dealing with a hostage situation in Australia’s Melbourne city after an explosion on Tuesday.
A major police operation is underway at a Bay Street apartment, following reports of the explosion at 4 p.m. (local time), sources said.
The police also found the body of a man in the building and said it appeared that he was shot dead in the foyer area.
Police were trying to negotiate with a man inside one of the apartments, who is believed to be holding a woman hostage.
All streets in the vicinity of the Bay Street apartment building in the suburban Brighton area have been closed to traffic.