Weapons and assault charges laid over Southport siege

A CHEVRON Island man has been charged after a Southport street had to be shut down.

The 24-year-old is accused of assaulting police and will also face weapons charges, after allegedly refusing to get out of a stolen car on Friday afternoon.

Police say they attempted to speak to the man around 1.15pm, after checks confirmed the car he was sitting in was stolen.


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It’s alleged he refused to get out of the car, which was parked on Como Crescent, and locked the doors before producing a knife and making threats.

Officers laid spike strips across the road in an effort to stop the man from driving away and closed off the area.

Negotiators were called in and the man was taken in to custody just before 4pm.

The man, who was shirtless and wearing bright yellow shorts, was charged with possession of a knife in a public place, serious assault police whilst armed, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possess restricted drug.

He will spend the weekend behind bars, before fronting Southport Court on Monday.

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