UPDATED @ 3.30PM: A man has been arrested after doing a runner from Police who were checking arriving passengers at Gold Coast airport.
The man had arrived on a flight from Sydney around midday and was screened along with other passengers.
But Police say he made a run for it shortly after, bolting towards the beach.
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It’s understood the man had a return-to-prison warrant out for him.
The man’s runner sparked a major search around Billinga and Coolangatta with officers scouring the suburbs and cordoning off streets.
The 24-year-old was eventually arrested on the beachfront at Coolangatta just before 1pm.
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EARLIER @ 1.30PM | Police are on the hunt for a man just near the Queensland border this afternoon.
It’s understood to have begun around 1.00pm, with multiple police crews now involved.
Newscorp reports a ‘runner’ broke through the border checkpoint through Coolangatta/Tweed.
At least 20 police officers are now on the hunt for the person within the area.
Queensland Police have confirmed that a chase is underway in Bilinga, but that no further information was available just yet.
More to come.