Street closed as police respond to siege-type situation at Pimpama

UPDATE 12:20AM | A MAN has been taken into custody following a tense stand-off with police at Pimpama.

It’s understood the man had barricaded himself inside a house on Bidmead Circuit on Friday night following a disturbance and refused to surrender to police.

Additional crews raced to the scene and set up a perimeter around the home while specialist police were called in to negotiate a peaceful ending.


A man was eventually taken into custody at the scene without incident around midnight.

Initial reports suggesting that a person was being held against their will inside the home are yet to be confirmed.

EARLIER 11:30PM | HEAVILY-armed police are on the scene of a siege-type situation unfolding at a house at Pimpama on the northern Gold Coast.

Scores of police have swooped on Bidmead Circuit where there are reports of a person possibly being held against their will inside a house.

It remains unclear exactly how many people are inside the home or what sparked the stand-off.

It’s understood the street has been closed while emergency services respond to the delicate situation.

The incident has triggered a major emergency response, with the area swarming with uniformed and plain-clothed police.

The dog squad is on the scene and the police helicopter is monitoring from above.

Paramedics are also on standby.

No further details were available at the time of writing.