A MAN from New South Wales will front Southport court today, charged with drug and firearm offences after he allegedly pulled a handgun on security guards at a construction site on the Gold Coast.
Police said the 35-year-old man drove to a worksite at Mudgeeraba shortly before 2pm on Sunday and attempted to gain access to the area.
A security guard working at the site noticed the man approaching from a distance. Police said he was wearing a black balaclava and brandishing a handgun.
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It is alleged the man laughed and asked the security guard to open the gate, at which time police said the guard contacted his supervisor who in turn contacted police.
The man then fled the scene on foot, however, officers swooped on the area and the dog squad was used to track him down.
He was located and arrested a short distance away and taken away from the scene by police.
Fortunately, no one was hurt during the incident.
The 35-year-old has since been charged with a long list of offences, including one count each of threatening violence, unlawful possession of a category H weapon, possessing dangerous drugs, possessing utensils or pipes, and possess property suspected of having been acquired for the purpose of committing a drug offence.
The man was denied police bail to appear in the Southport Court Magistrates Court today.