'Guns out, blood everywhere': Dramatic arrest on video
UPDATE 5PM: A MAN has used a "sawn-off firearm" to car-jack a vehicle and lead pursuing officers on a dramatic police chase across the Sunshine Coast this afternoon.
Police allege the man stole a Nissan X-Trial from a Glenview address at about 2.15pm and ultimately crashing outside a Currimundi business an hour later.
The man was witnessed flying down Nicklin Way, through a school zone, and over a tyre deflation device.
Dozens of officers, reportedly upwards of 20, were involved in the pursuit.
A police media spokesman said the man was apprehended and currently awaiting charges.
"It was a stolen vehicle where a sawn-off firearm was used," the spokesman said.
"When police identified him he allegedly drove off and it finished in Currimundi."
EARLIER 4.05PM: DRAMATIC video footage has shown dozens of armed police officers forcefully wrestling an allegedly offender to the ground after a wild police pursuit along Nicklin Way.
In the video, supplied to the Sunshine Coast Daily, the man continues to struggle while on the ground, despite the best efforts from police.
Other officers begin searching the white 4x4 which crashed outside AutoTune Currimundi.
A mother-of-two says her family was almost wiped out by the white Nissan X-Trail involved in a massive police pursuit this afternoon.
Jess Sheldrick was driving south along Nicklin Way, about to cross the bridge at Wurtulla when her car was nearly wiped out by the car being pursued by dozens of police.
She had her two children in the back and said her car and another were almost swiped by the vehicle.
"It was quite a scary experience/situation to be in," she said.
"We were just coming over the bridge and the car came flying past at a very close encounter with the back of my car as it goes into three lanes into the bridge.
"I had to tell my daughter to sit in her seat properly.
"We then had 15-plus cop cars fly past."
She said her children were "so upset" by it all when they drove past the pursuit, where it ended at Currimundi.
She praised the work of police to bring the pursuit to an end.
"Just the lights and sirens and speed taken by the police force who did a fantastic job in the traffic they were handed," she said.
UPDATE: 3:45PM: A MAN has been apprehended after leading police on a wild chase along Nicklin Way this afternoon before crashing outside a local business.
Ultratune Currimundi employee James Nice said the vehicle came to a stop outside the front of his shop having been "pushed" off the road and into a pole.
Mr Nice said the crazy ordeal ended with at least 20 police officers outside the store with "guns and tasers out".
"The vehicle just came to a stop in front of the driveway. So many cops," Mr Nice said.
"The had guns pulled out and tasers. It was quite a scene.
"The guy had scrapes on his face when they dragged him out."
Mr Nice said blood was left on the ground and a bit of damage to the vehicle.
EARLIER: A police chase is understood to be unfolding this afternoon with more than 10 police cars and tyre spikes reportedly deployed.
Motorists called in and told the Daily they say 10 cars "barrelling" down the Nicklin Way about five minutes ago.
It's understood the pursuit went across the Lake Kawana Blvd bridge and then southbound on the Nicklin Way, with unconfirmed reports tyre spikes were laid out near Bokarina.
One staff member at a business along Nicklin Way said she heard about "25-odd" police cars scream passed heading to Battery Hill.
"Police were coming from all angles," she said.
"A customer told me they were chasing a 4x4 which had all its tyres deflated."