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Man Charged After Surfers Paradise High-Rise Siege

Havoc On Hanlon St

Man Charged After Surfers Paradise High-Rise Siege

A man will face court later this month after an incident at a Surfers Paradise high-rise.

Police surrounded the building on Hanlan Street just before 4pm on Wednesday following reports an armed man had holed up inside an apartment with a woman and child.

There were reports the 36-year-old had also climbed out onto the ledge of the building and broken a window.


Nearby residents evacuated and the woman and child managed to escape the unit unharmed before police moved in and arrested the man.

Officers also allegedly found a number of replica firearms at the home.

He's since been charged with unregulated high risk activity, wilful damage and contravening a police banning notice.