Man faces multiple firearm charges after allegedly grabbing officer, threatening others

A man arrested after allegedly threatening police with a gun on the Gold Coast has been charged with multiple offences.

Nov 07, 2023, updated Nov 08, 2023
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Police responded to reports of a man slumped over a parked car at Mermaid Beach on Tuesday.

He’s accused of threatening officers with a revolver before grabbing a female officer.

The man has been charged with a string of offences including two counts each of serious assault police, obstructing police and deprivation of liberty and four counts of dangerous conduct with a weapon.

He is expected to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Inspector Kayleen James said the man grabbed a female officer before releasing her and fleeing.

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The man then tried to gain entry to a number of vehicles before approaching a taxi driver when police arrived.

“They spoke with the male person who struggled with police and he was immediately taken into custody,” Insp James said.

She said police found bullets in the man’s revolver.

However she said no gun shots were fired and no one was injured.

The female officer was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital as a precaution.

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