Man attacks staff with a drill and assaults two police officers

A man’s in custody this morning after a violent outburst north of the Gold Coast.

Police says he entered a Park Ridge fast-food store on the Mount Lindesay Highway Service Road around 10:40pm on Wednesday night in an agitated state and asked to use their telephone.

After some time, he allegedly produced a drill and cigarette lighter and threatened the staff inside.


Two staff members fled and hid in the office while another two left the store and went out into the car park.

While in the car park, the man grabbed a woman and attempted to injure her with the drill. She resisted until someone struck him with a metal broom, allowing her to escape.

He then fled the scene over a retaining wall and police located him soon after, where he continued to act in an aggressive manner.

Police were forced to taser the man in a bid to subdue him and as they tried to arrest him, he assaulted two officers.

He was transported to the Beenleigh Watch house, where he was assessed by the Queensland Ambulance Service and taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The woman sustained minor physical injuries.

Investigations are continuing.