SPECIALIST police have been called in to negotiate with an armed man causing a disturbance on the Gold Coast.
The man is reported to be armed with a knife and a sword and allegedly started violently smashing property at a townhouse on Fairlight Avenue in Robina just after 12.30pm.
Half a dozen police units and multiple ambulances were dispatched to respond to the incident.
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According to witnesses, the man can be heard taunting officers and pleading for them to shoot him.
The Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) has been called in to help police negotiate with the man.
The incident is believed to have stemmed from a domestic dispute.
No further information was available at the time of writing.
Residents are being urged to keep clear of the area.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.
If you are in immediate danger call 000 now. If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast