Victoria Police In Standoff With Lone Gunman In Pub

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Victoria Police In Standoff With Lone Gunman In Pub

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A lone gunman is holed up in an empty regional Victorian pub, sparking a police stand-off.

The man walked into the closed hotel on the Princes Highway between Cann River and Orbost in East Gippsland on Monday morning.

A woman who went into the hotel was confronted by the man holding a firearm, but he did not make any direct threats or demands to her.

She left the hotel and called police at about 9.30am.

Police have set up a cordon, blocking the Princes Highway, and are waiting on the Critical Incident Response Team to arrive.

-AAP

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