Eight hour siege ends peacefully, man surrenders

THE MAN who placed Canungra into lockdown after barricading himself inside a car, claiming to have the boot packed with explosives, has peacefully surrendered to police.

Police have confirmed a 37-year-old man was arrested at around 3:15pm on Thursday afternoon without further incident and is now in custody.

The emergency situation, which included an exclusion zone in the area, has since been revoked.


Roads which were initially closed through the Gold Coast Hinterland town are reopening.

No one was injured during the incident.

It’s believed officers intercepted the man driving his car in Canungra on Wednesday afternoon and confiscated his number plates as the vehicle was not registered.

The shirtless man then reportedly called police and media outlets shortly before 5:30am on Thursday morning, threatening to blow up his burgundy Holden Commodore sedan on Kidston Street.

Channel Nine reports the man may be from the Bundaberg area.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.