Gold Coast siege ends after 18 hours, two men arrested

LATEST @ 11.20AM | A siege in Nerang has come to an end after 18 hours with Police taking two men into custody.

The pair was arrested just after 11am on Thursday morning after being holed up in a duplex on Rimu Place.

The siege unfolded after officers attempted to serve the two men with return to prison warrants.


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Police have also now revoked the emergency declaration and lifted the exclusion zone in the suburb.

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EARLIER @ June 9, 8.30AM | A lengthy police stand-off continues in Nerang, keeping much of the suburb in lockdown for more than 18 hours now.

The dramatic siege began around 3.00pm Wednesday afternoon when police attended a duplex along Rimu Place to reportedly serve two wanted men with return to prison warrants.

An exclusion zone was set up around 5.00pm, taking in the streets of Riverpark Drive, McLaren Road, Kopwhai Place and Inverness Street.

It remains in place this morning, keeping residents locked inside their homes as police continue to negotiate with the wanted men.

Locals who weren’t home at the time of the emergency declaration being declared yesterday have not been able to return to their properties, with some residents sleeping in their cars overnight.

It’s understood the men are wanted for questioning over two shootings across the city earlier this week.

A man in his 50s was injured after shots were fired into his family vehicle in Coolangatta on Saturday, before the Arundel Police beat was shot up in the early hours of Monday.

The nearby St Brigid’s Primary School on McLaren Road in Nerang has confirmed it will remain closed today due to the unfolding situation.

“Police have advised that the situation across from the school is ongoing and the immediate area remains closed,” they posted.

“The Police have asked that St Brigid’s remain closed until the situation changes. This includes Before School Care.”

Specialist police remain on scene, with a number of Queensland Ambulance crews also on standby.

Police will provide an update on the situation at a press conference this morning.

EARLIER @ June 8, 5.25 PM | Police have declared an emergency situation and exclusion zone in Nerang due to an ongoing siege.

myGC understands officers were attempting to arrest two men on outstanding warrants at a property on Rimu Place in Nerang.

The Public Safety Preservation Act was declared around 5pm today, with the exclusion zone including Riverpark Drive, McLaren Road, Kopwhai Place and Inverness Street.

Members of the public are advised to avoid the area and those within the exclusion zone are being told to remain indoors until further notice.

There are unconfirmed reports the situation may be linked to a recent drive-by shooting at the Arundel Police Beat.

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More to come.