Update Sunday December 29, 11.30am:
A 27-year-old Wendouree man has now been charged with illegally possessing a firearm and other weapon offences.
A police spokesperson said the man had been remanded in custody and was due to appear in Ballarat Magistrates' Court on Monday December 30.
Update, Saturday December 28, 11.30am:
A man has been arrested and a firearm seized after a siege in Wendouree in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Police were called to the address on McNulty Drive - a modern estate just off Azalea and Learmonth Roads - at around 4.20am.
The man is believed to have locked himself inside the house which led to police beginning negotiations with him.
One local resident told The Courier there was still a heavy police and emergency service presence at least three hours later.
"I just went out to get the paper at about 7.20 and there were coppers and ambulance everywhere," the resident told The Courier. "That's all I know, I have no idea what it was about."
There was a heavily armoured police incident response vehicle parked on the road outside the house, as well as at least one ambulance and other police vehicles.
One witness reported seeing several police officers with their guns drawn.
The siege ended peacefully, reportedly more than three hours after the initial police call-out, with a man giving himself up. He was arrested and taken into police custody.
Another neighbour said the siege was "pretty quiet" with no sirens sounding and no flashing lights.
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"If I had got up at normal time, I wouldn't have known it had happened," he told The Courier.
"But in terms of the police presence, it was huge."
"We could hear negotiators talking with the person in the house. I don't think it was with a loud-speaker."
"They were just trying to get him to peacefully give himself up."
He said the emergency services started leaving the area at around 8am.
Another man and a woman believed to live in the house were unharmed. They are understood to be helping police with their enquiries.
Most neighbours on the quiet residential street either did not answer their doors or would not talk about the household that was the scene of the siege.
One resident had heard about an incident on the radio in the morning but was unaware an incident had even taken place on the street. "It's a really nice and quiet street, I didn't know it had happened here," they said.
Another neighbour said the house had recently been put up for rent. "It gets quite busy, there are often a lot of cars parked outside," he said.
A separate resident had just returned from a night shift and said he had not seen anything.
A fly screen door had been removed from its hinges and was leaning next to the front door of the property where the siege took place.
Otherwise there was little sign of any disturbance at the address and there was no emergency service presence when The Courier visited the scene later on Saturday morning.
One resident said the street had been blocked off by police earlier in the morning with people not allowed to pass through.
Police have arrested a Wendouree man following a siege early on Saturday morning.
Police were called to an address on McNulty Drive about 4.20am after reports the man was allegedly carrying a firearm.
The man locked himself inside the house and police began negotiations which resulted in him giving himself up peacefully to police .
Police have recovered a firearm from the scene.
Another man and a woman also left the house unharmed and are assisting police with their enquiries.
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