UPDATE @ November 27, 6.00AM | A major Gold Coast manhunt has now come to an end, with police making an arrest overnight.
A 39-year-old man allegedly did a runner from police yesterday afternoon, after they were called to reports of a domestic violence related incident in Miami.
Authorities attended a home along Sunshine Parade at 12.45pm, where they discovered the man – allegedly armed with a gel blaster – had already made a run for it.
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The incident forced the nearby Miami State High School into lockdown.
Polair was called in to assist search crews for most of the afternoon, before the man was tracked down at a nearby home just after 10.00pm.
He’s since been charged with two counts of serious assault and one of obstructing police.
He’s been taken into custody and will front court today.
EARLIER @ November 26, 2.45PM | A major manhunt is underway on the Gold Coast this afternoon after a man did a runner from police.
Officers were called to a home on Sunshine Parade in Miami around 12.45pm, following reports of an alleged domestic-violence related incident.
Police entered the house, however soon discovered the wanted man, who was allegedly armed with a gel blaster, had already made a run for it.
A Queensland Police spokesperson told myGC the man is believed to have jumped a fence while trying to make his escape from officers.
The police helicopter is currently hovering above the area as a search for the man continues.
Sunshine Parade was initially blocked off, however a police spokesperson confirmed it has since reopened.
Nearby Miami State High School was also placed into lockdown, with principal Sue Dalton alerting parents to the incident in a post on Facebook.
“The school this afternoon for a short period of time was placed in lockdown to protect the safety of staff and students,” the statement, posted to the school’s official Facebook page read.
“Police have informed me that it is safe for students to travel home.
“I can confirm that every staff and student responded to this lockdown incredibly well and are all safe.”
Police have reassured residents there is no risk to the community.
Miami: Part of Sunshine Parade has been blocked off by officers due to a police incident at Miami. PolAir is circling above the area. More to come. https://t.co/tIEQ9K5sus #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/9ekX9eYapB
— 7NEWS Gold Coast (@7NewsGoldCoast) November 26, 2020
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If you are in immediate danger call 000 now. If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
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Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast