A man in critical but stable condition after a manhunt has been arrested.
Key points:Police said they arrested two men in Darwin on Tuesday afternoon and a third man in Sydney on Tuesday nightA warrant for the arrest of the two men was issued on TuesdayPolice said the men were armed with a rifle and firearmsPolice said one man was taken to Darwin Hospital for treatment for gunshot wounds and was being treated by policeTwo men were taken to Sydney for treatment and later arrested at Darwin Hospital and police were at the sceneThe two men were described as “armed and dangerous” and had been seen at an address in the Northern Territory about 2km from the Darwin Police Station, police said.
A warrant was issued for the arrests of the men at Darwin Police Headquarters on Tuesday evening.
A third man, believed to be aged 25 or 26, was arrested at Sydney Airport on Tuesday.
Police said a warrant for his arrest was also issued at Sydney Police Headquarters and he was in custody.
“The warrant was not issued to the police officer who was with the two arrested men and we will be pursuing the matter in the courts,” a spokesman said.
“We are extremely concerned for the welfare of this young man.”
A spokesperson for Darwin City Council said they had received a tip-off about a man in a “high-risk” position at the local police station on Tuesday morning and were aware of a warrant.
“Our community is being very careful and we are closely monitoring the situation, we have been in touch with the police, and are working with them on their behalf,” Council spokesperson Brett Hodge said.
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