Police confirmed the deaths of at least four people killed during a shooting spree across Darwin (Northern Territory) on Tuesday evening (local time), June 4. Security forces arrested the suspect - who was armed with a pump-action shotgun - after he drove to the police headquarters at Peter Macauley Centre in Berrimah. According to officials, the suspect was known to police and had been wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet for previous convictions. Authorities do not believe the event was a terror-related incident.
A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected near the abovementioned areas over the coming hours and days.
An assailant opened fire around 17:45 (local time) at the Palms Motel in Darwin on June 4 before continuing his shooting spree in the city. Unconfirmed local reports indicate the assailant previously stayed at the hotel but was recently evicted.
Individuals in Darwin are advised to remain vigilant for suspicious behavior, anticipate a heightened security presence, and adhere to all instruction issued by local authorities.
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