Two men in Gold Coast home siege


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Queensland police are negotiating with two men who have been holed up in a Gold Coast home for more than 16 hours.

It is unclear if the pair are armed but parts of Nerang bounded by Riverpark Drive, McLaren Road, Kowhai Place and Inverness Street were locked down on Thursday morning.

Paramedics are on standby at the scene and the nearby St Brigid’s Primary School will remain shut.

The siege began when police arrived in the area to arrest one of the men, who they said was subject to a return-to-prison warrant for allegedly breaching bail conditions.

It is believed that man is a high-risk violent offender and connected to two shootings on the Gold Coast in recent days.

In one of those incidents a gun was fired at a family’s car as they drove home from dinner in nearby Coolangatta on Saturday night.

The bullet shattered the car’s window and was millimetres from directly hitting a 55-year-old father in the front passenger seat.

He was treated for a graze to his neck, while his wife and son were not physically harmed.

In another incident, early on Monday, multiple shots were fired from a car at the Arundal Police Beat.

No one was injured in the drive-by attack but the bullets hit the building and a police car parked outside.

Police are expected to speak about the siege later on Thursday morning.


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