Man responsible for Gold Coast lockdown still on the run

The man who sent parts of the northern Gold Coast into lockdown and prompted an emergency declaration is still on the run this morning.

Gold Coast police are still working to track down 37-year-old Mark Lutgenau over a domestic violence incident in Upper Coomera on Monday night.

An exclusion zone was declared in the Ormeau area for most of yesterday, with the Ormeau State School having to go into lockdown as well.


The emergency declaration was later revoked but police have still been unable to locate Mr Lutgenau.

Related article: Emergency declaration on northern Gold Coast revoked

He’s understood to have been taunting police through his private social media pages, posting to Facebook throughout the afternoon.

Police are calling on anyone with any information about his whereabouts to contact police immediately.

Mr Lutgenau is described as Caucasian, around 190cm tall and of a proportionate build. He has short brown hair and hazel eyes.

It’s understood he may be armed, but officers insist he’s not a threat to the general public at this time.

Police are also asking residents and business owners to be vigilant of any suspicious activity or unknown people in the area and immediately contact police.

Police are also appealing for Mark to contact them.

Earlier article: Emergency declaration on northern Gold Coast revoked

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Police need more funding to find and lock up these ice junkies.

Ruining the lives of many whom these criminals cross paths with.