And yes, this is in real time. A friend just came racing in to say that our area is about to be swamped in police. Apparently a local man has locked himself into his house with firearms and the Armed Offenders Squad has been called out. But what is it with our tiny village? This is the second time in two years, of course, last time it wasn’t a local, but all the same…and it’s happening two streets away. Just sitting here on the computer I’d have been able to tell that something’s going on anyhow as there are far more cars than usual racing past.Â I hope this has the sort of resolution that involves no one dead or injured but once guns are involved you can’t ever be certain of that.