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Two men in custody after Gold Coast siege

A siege is underway on the Gold Coast

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Two men are in police custody after an overnight standoff with police in a Gold Coast home.

The pair had been holed up in a home at Nerang for more than 16 hours before being taken into custody around 11am Thursday.

It is unclear if the pair had been armed as police lift an exclusion zone that included St Brigid’s Primary School which remains shut.

The siege began when police went to the area to arrest one of the men, who they say is subject to a return-to-prison warrant for allegedly breaching bail conditions.

Police thanked the community as residents were able to return to their homes.

“We are acutely aware of the impact on the local community in that area with having a situation like this unfolding,” Detective Acting Superintendent Chris Ahearn said.

“It’s our intention to resolve it as soon as we can but our critical objective is for the situation to be resolved to ensure the public’s safety.”

It is believed one of the men is a high-risk violent offender, possibly connected to two shootings on the Gold Coast in recent days.

In one of those incidents, a gun was fired at a family’s car as they drove home from dinner in nearby Coolangatta on Saturday night.

The bullet shattered the car’s window and was millimetres from directly hitting a 55-year-old father in the front passenger seat.

He was treated for a graze to his neck, while his wife and son were not physically harmed.

In the early hours of Monday morning, multiple shots were fired from a car at the Arundel Police Beat.

No one was injured in the drive-by attack but bullets hit the building and a police car parked outside.