A man who shut down Brisbane’s CBD after threatening police with a gun in 2013 is now wanted by investigators over the stabbing death of a man north of the city yesterday.
A man’s body was found yesterday morning in a Murrumba Downs street, prompting a manhunt for his killer.
Police have today announced they want to speak with Lee Matthew Hillier over the stabbing.
Mr Hillier sent the Queen Street Mall into lockdown in 2013, with terrified shoppers and CBD workers forced to evacuate or take cover in local businesses.
He held heavily-armed officers at bay for 90 minutes before the stand-off ended when he was shot several times with non-lethal rounds.
The then 35-year-old pleaded guilty to a string of charges including assaulting police and going armed to cause fear.
Detective Inspector Damien Hansen said Mr Hillier was an associate of the dead man.
“I would appeal to Hillier if he sees this that he comes forward and surrenders himself to police,” Detective Inspector Hansen said.
“Hiller is well known to us, he has a propensity for violence and therefore I would ask the public to contact us, do not approach him,”
“We’re actively looking for him, he is avoiding us … we believe he is still in the area.”