One of the dramatic scenes, as captured by Seven News.
One of the dramatic scenes, as captured by Seven News.

Man accused of five days of terror to face court

A MAN who allegedly terrorised the Gold Coast for five days, involving five shooting incidents, will face court after being arrested at the end of a five-hour lockdown of the Numinbah Valley.

Police, including PolAir, the dog squad, the Special Emergency Response Team and at least 40 armed police officers, were involved in the search for the 24-year-old.

The man is alleged to have been involved in at least five shooting incidents since Thursday, including a terrifying crash and robbery in Carrara early Sunday and shooting incidents on the M1 at Coomera on Thursday night.

Police are still hunting for another man seen at the Carrara robberies.

Officers were chasing the armed man in an allegedly stolen BMW when he crashed and fled into bushland off Nerang Murwillumbah Rd near Pine Creek Rd, sparking a massive manhunt.

Police said the 24-year-old Broadbeach man had been charged as a result of yesterday's extensive police operation in the Numinbah Valley and ongoing investigations relating to alleged offences in the Northern Gold Coast and South East Queensland areas within the last week.

The man was allegedly caught during police checks of cars during the lockdown.

"It's him, it's him,'' police were heard to shout, Seven reported.

Police will allege around 2.45pm on Sunday the 24-year-old man broke into an unoccupied home on Nerang-Murwillumbah Road.

Upon the resident returning home, it will be further alleged the man forced the resident at gunpoint to drive him to an undisclosed location in the resident's vehicle.

The 24-year-old man was arrested after being stopped at a police check point on Nerang-Murwillumbah Road.

The 56-year-old driver of the vehicle was not injured.

On Saturday night, it will be alleged the man was involved in several incidents in the Northern Gold Coast area.

Police will further allege the man was involved in several shots being fired into vehicles across South East Queensland last week.

A 24-year-old man has been charged with one count each of attempted murder, threatening violence, unlawful possession of a weapon, robbery, stealing, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and failing to stop.

The man has also been charged with three counts of going armed to cause fear, six counts of discharging a weapon in a public place, two counts of enter dwelling with intent, two counts of armed robbery and five counts of wilful damage.

He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.



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