Nerang Locked Down As Police Continue To Negotiate With Offenders
Exclusion zone established
The Gold Coast suburb of Nerang has been thrown into lockdown as police continue to negotiate with two wanted men hiding out in a townhouse.
The two men have been hiding at the home, believed to belong to an elderly couple, since around 5PM yesterday.
The siege has continued into this morning with police establishing an exclusion zone around Riverpark Drive, Inverness Street and Kopwhai place.
The exclusion zone prevents people within the area from leaving their homes and people from returning to the area.
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School in the area has been closed down for the day as police continue to turn people away at a number of checkpoints.
The two men are believed to be wanted on return to prison warrants and are wanted for questioning over a drive-by shooting at a police station and a shooting at Coolangatta that injured a man who was driving with his wife and son.
Police said one of the men had cut off a GPS ankle bracelet earlier in the week and that both men are wanted by police for questioning over an alleged breach of release conditions.
One of the shootings took place at Arundel police beat, where shots were fired at the police beat at around 3:45AM on June 6.
Two police officers were inside the station when the incident took place but no one was injured.
According to police, one of the men is believed to be a “high-risk violent offender”.
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