IT’S been a busy Sunday afternoon for police on the Gold Coast with a security scare at Ashmore, brawl at Helensvale, and an alleged racial attack at a Nerang pizza shop.
Shortly before 9pm, police were called to Eagle Boys Pizza at the My Centre shopping mall at Nerang by a woman claiming her husband had been attacked and sprayed with racial abuse by two teenagers.
Officers responded and, after conducting a quick search of the area, have reportedly detained two suspects.
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Earlier, police were looking for a 14-year-old boy who’d allegedly threatened another teenager with a knife during a large disturbance near the Helensvale train station.
Police were called to Country Club Drive just before 4pm following reports up to 30 youths were seen fighting, some of whom were said to be armed with knives.
Gold Coast trains had to be suspended in both directions when those involved fled across tracks as they dispersed from police.
The police helicopter was tasked to track them down, but it’s believed the majority, including the 14-year-old boy, managed to get away.
Meanwhile, an abandoned backpack sparked a major security scare at Ashmore Plaze on Cotlew Street not long after midday.
Multiple crews from the Rapid Action and Patrol squad swooped on the shopping centre around 1.30pm to investigate the “suspicious” bag which had been left unattended outside a post office.
Upon investigation, it was found the bag belonged to a man nearby.
If you have any with information which could assist with a police investigation, please contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.