Gold Coast roads blocked after early-morning siege

A MACHETE-wielding man is in custody after an early morning siege in the heart of Surfers Paradise party precinct brought roads to a halt.

Police declared an emergency situation at 2.20am after receiving calls that a man in an apartment on Ferny Ave was making threats.

The Bulletin understands an assault between two men had sparked the incident.

As a result of threats made by the man, police closed several of the major streets in the area including Elkhorn Ave, Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise Boulevard and Cavill Ave.

No evacuations were made.

The situation was resolved when the man was taken into custody just before 4am.

Roads have since reopened.

News Corp Australia

Australia’s vaccine rollout: How it affects you

Premium Content Australia’s vaccine rollout: How it affects you

We explain what the next stage of the vaccine rollout means for you

Patient airlifted after alleged stabbing in mining town

Premium Content Patient airlifted after alleged stabbing in mining town

One person was flown to Rockhampton with injuries.

Dad starts pub fight in mining town after son is ‘king-hit’

Premium Content Dad starts pub fight in mining town after son is ‘king-hit’

Mining operator and father of four told he could have better handled the...