Two males who jumped into the Nerang River, allegedly to keep away from arrest, have been charged.

The boys, needed over an alleged armed housebreaking on Dawn Boulevard in Surfers Paradise, swam to the centre and refused police requests to return to shore.

“One was saying he was armed with a firearm and was going to shoot police,” Chris Tritton from Queensland Police mentioned.

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a group of people riding on the back of a boat: Police commandeered a barge to arrest the two men, who had jumped into the Nerang River.© 9News
Police commandeered a barge to arrest the 2 males, who had jumped into the Nerang River.

Police initially pointed a firearm on the needed criminals earlier than switching to a Taser.

Police commandeered a barge and closed in on the boys who ultimately gave up the chase.

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A 25-year-old Bilinga man was taken into custody and the opposite, a 33-year-old Ironbark man was handled by paramedics.

The men have been charged with a number of offences.© 9News
The boys have been charged with plenty of offences.
One of the men was treated by paramedics after suffering a medical episode.© 9News
One of many males was handled by paramedics after struggling a medical episode.

The 33-year-old has been charged with one depend every of enter dwelling with intent, going armed to trigger worry and obstructing police.

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The 25-year-old man has been charged with one depend every of enter dwelling with intent, going armed to trigger worry, possessing a restricted merchandise, obstructing police and illegal use of a motorized vehicle.

Each will seem in court docket tomorrow.

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