Peaceful end to dramatic Gold Coast siege

MONDAY UPDATE: A MAN has been charged following a dramatic siege in Upper Coomera on Sunday.

Police were forced to declare an emergency situation after he locked himself inside the Elk Court home and allegedly threatened to blow it up and was armed with an axe.

It will be alleged that a man at the address has made threats, and a declaration was made under the Public Safety Preservation Act around 2.50pm.


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The man was taken into custody and the emergency situation was revoked at 7.05pm.

A 27-year-old Upper Coomera man has been charged with one count each of going armed as to cause fear, serious assault police causing bodily harm, willful damage and possession of explosives.

He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court this morning.

EARLIER: 7.10PM UPDATE: POLICE have tonight negotiated a peaceful end to a dramatic siege at Upper Coomera on the Gold Coast where a man was holed-up in a house for six hours.

Officers were seen taking the man into custody without incident just after 7pm.

He’d allegedly locked himself inside the Elk Court home and threatened to blow it up at about 12.30pm following a domestic disturbance with his partner where it’s alleged he smashed up the house with an axe.

The emergency declaration has since been revoked and the lock-down has been lifted.

Fortunately, no one was injured during the exhausting six-hour ordeal.

5.30PM UPDATE: HEAVILY armed police remain locked in negotiations with a distressed man holed-up inside a home at Upper Coomera on the northern Gold Coast.

Emergency crews raced to the Elk Court address about 12.30pm after the man, who neighbours say smashed up the home with an axe during a domestic dispute, reportedly locked himself inside and threatened to set it alight using gas and petrol.

Police have since declared an emergent situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act as highly-trained negotiators try and coax the man out of the home peacefully.

The emergency declaration encompasses Elk Court at the intersections of Hargraves Street, Reserve Street, Carribu Crescent and the nearby college carpark.

From the air multiple police cars, an ambulance and a fire truck can be seen lining the usually quiet cul-de-sac.

Police have confirmed the man is alone inside the house, after officers were seen comforting a woman, believed to be his partner, upon arriving.

myGC understands some neighbours have relocated further down the street, while others have been told to stay indoors.

Renee Budden lives two houses away from where the man is holed-up and tells myGC she’s been told to stay inside and lock-up.

“There are around 20-30 officers, firemen and ambulances surrounding the place,” Renee said.

“A crazed man with an axe and gas cylinders is threatening (to blow up) the place.”

myGC also understands police were called to a domestic disturbance at same address on Saturday night.

There is no further information available at this time.

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