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MAN ARRESTED AFTER SURFERS PARADISE STAND-OFF

A man, believed to have been armed with a machete, has been arrested after a stand-off with Gold Coast Police that lasted nearly two hours.

Around 2:20am, police cordoned off a Surfers Paradise block, after a man in an apartment on Ferry Avenue made threats.

The man was taken into custody just before 4am.

An investigation into the incident is now underway.

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Digital and Social Media Producer at NBN News since October 2015. PhD research candidate at the University of Newcastle. Graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2004, degree in Communication (Media Studies).