UPDATE | Man charged over early morning siege in Surfers

UPDATE 18/4/17 6:30AM | A 38-year-old Surfers Paradise man has been charged with a string of offences after police were called to a siege in Surfers Paradise.

Police say the 38-year-old started arguing with a 38-year old Surfers Paradise woman and 26-year-old Palm Beach man at a unit on Ferny Ave on Monday morning.

The man from Surfers Paradise allegedly began damaging property, punching holes in walls and doors of the Ferny Avenue apartment.


Police will allege the men became involved in a physical altercation which moved out of the unit to the hallway during which the woman was also assaulted.

During the incident it will be alleged, the 26-year-old was assaulted with a machete cutting his leg and hand. He was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

The 38-year-old has been charged with acts intended to maim, common assault, wilful damage and three counts of obstruct police.

He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

EARLIER 17/4/17 5:00AM | A man has been arrested following a siege at a Surfers Paradise apartment in the early hours of Monday morning

Police declared an emergency situation at 2.20am after a man locked himself in the unit on Ferny Avenue and started making threats.

Reports suggest the man was armed with a machete.

Officers blocked the area surrounded by Elkhorn Avenue, Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise Boulevard and Cavil Avenue and people were told to avoid the area.

It all came to an end at 3.50am when the man was eventually taken in to custody.

Roads around the area are now open.

Investigations are continuing.