Coogee hostage situation ends after gun wielding police swarm building

'I'm in danger': Man, 26, being held hostage in a Sydney apartment by another man, 27, texts his mum to raise the alarm – before heavily-armed police swarm the unit and he's released four hours later A 27-year-old man has been arrested after an early morning siege in east Sydney Heavily armed police swarmed the unit about 9am as shocked locals watched on Police were called to the unit about 5.15am on Friday after reports of kidnapping  A 26-year-old man is believed to have been held against his will in the apartment Daily Mail Australia understands he was able to text his parents who raised alarm

By Josh Hanrahan For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:42 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 01:50 BST, 1 May 2020

Heavily armed police have arrested a man after a four-hour long hostage situation in Sydney's east.

Gun-wielding tactical response officers swarmed a unit block on Havelock Avenue, in Coogee, about 9am on Friday, where one man was reported to have been keeping another locked inside.

Dozens of police cordoned off the usually quiet street from 5.15am after reports a 27-year-old man had kidnapped a 26-year-old man.

The parents of the younger man told Daily Mail Australia they raised the alarm when they received a worrying text from their son.

'He messaged me saying: "I need help, I'm in danger",' his mother - who did not want to be named - said. 

Heavily armed police have arrested a man (pictured) after a four-hour long hostage situation at Coogee, in Sydney's east

Heavily armed police have arrested a man (pictured) after a four-hour long hostage situation at Coogee, in Sydney's east

Dozens of police cordoned off the usually quiet street from 5.15am after reports a 27-year-old man had kidnapped a 26-year-old man (pictured)

Dozens of police cordoned off the usually quiet street from 5.15am after reports a 27-year-old man had kidnapped a 26-year-old man (pictured) 

The parents of the younger man (pictured) told Daily Mail Australia they raised the alarm when they received a worrying text from their son

The parents of the younger man (pictured) told Daily Mail Australia they raised the alarm when they received a worrying text from their son

Gun-wielding tactical response officers swarmed the unit block on Havelock Avenue about 9am on Friday

Gun-wielding tactical response officers swarmed the unit block on Havelock Avenue about 9am

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