Alleged siege gunman in hospital after medical episode

The man accused of carrying out a crime spree across the Gold Coast, culminating in a four hour siege, reportedly had to be revived by Police after a medical episode while in custody.

Jaimie Madden, 29, has been charged with 15 offences in relation to the crime spree including five counts of armed robbery, three counts each of wilful damage and unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of serious assault police while armed, and one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle with prior conviction and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Madden is accused of threatening a taxi driver with a gun and forcing him to drive to a service station on Ferry Road on Friday night where he allegedly smashed the glass doors and demanded cash from the attendant.


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He then fled the scene in a stolen car before allegedly stealing another car at a service station 500 metres down the road.

He was tracked by Polair to the intersection of Wardoo and Johnston Streets where four people were forced out of their car at gunpoint.

The car was brought to a halt after stingers were deployed on Nerang St before he barricaded himself inside the Freedom Fuels service station sparking an Emergency Declaration around 8.30pm.

The stand-off ended just before midnight when Madden surrendered peacefully.

It’s understood Madden suffered a seizure while in the watch house with officers performing CPR before he was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

His matter is due to be mentioned in Southport Magistrates Court today but it remains unclear if Madden will be fit enough to appear in person.

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