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.
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.
A 25-year-old Bilinga man was taken into custody and the opposite, a 33-year-old Ironbark man was handled by paramedics.
The 33-year-old has been charged with one depend every of enter dwelling with intent, going armed to trigger worry and obstructing police.
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.