Man charged over alleged Canungra bomb hoax

UPDATE: A man at the centre of a ten hour siege, which forced the Hinterland town of Canungra into lockdown, has been charged.

Police responded around 5.15am yesterday, after receiving a call from the 37-year-old.

An emergency situation and exclusion zones were declared while police dealt with the situation which resolved peacefully just after 3pm.


It’s alleged he claimed to have explosives in his car, which was parked near the hotel on Kidston Street.

All businesses in the area were closed and workers told to go home as Police negotiated with the man.

He spent most of the day barricaded inside the Holden Commodore, with towels and blankets covering the windows.

The shirtless man was seen at times getting out and hitting the car with a pole, but nobody was harmed during the ordeal.

He has this morning been charged with threatening violence, bomb hoax and going armed as to cause fear.

He will appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court today.