Man charged after producing replica firearm at Tweed hospital

A MAN is due to face court today after allegedly producing a replica firearm at a hospital in Tweed Heads overnight.

Just after 9pm, police were called to a hospital on Powell Street, following reports a man was verbally abusing staff.

The man was detained by security after allegedly pulling out a replica gun.


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The 37-year-old was arrested by responding police and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with possess unauthorised firearm, two counts of stalk/intimate intend fear physical harm, and custody of knife in public place.

The man was refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court today.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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