WATCH: Police spike car, swarm driver in dramatic arrest

Dramatic arrest at Gunalda: A man has been arrested at Gunalda after police swarmed his crashed car near Birdwood Drive on Friday afternoon.
Dramatic arrest at Gunalda: A man has been arrested at Gunalda after police swarmed his crashed car near Birdwood Drive on Friday afternoon.
Police arrest man after car spiked: Police have arrested a man at Gunalda after his car was spiked and lost control on Friday afternoon.
Police arrest man after car spiked: Police have arrested a man at Gunalda after his car was spiked and lost control on Friday afternoon.

A 27-YEAR-OLD Gunalda man is in the Gympie watch house after dramatic video footage of his arrest emerged as it happened this afternoon.

A Queensland Police Service media spokeswoman confirmed the man had been apprehended and taken into custody after he drove over spikes and crashed his car into bushland near Queen St and Birdwood Drive.

The footage showed armed officers swarming the crashed car with guns drawn.

The man was seen exiting the car before going to ground, where he was set upon by the officers and arrested.

The footage also showed a restrained police dog approaching the man.

Another video showed the man being led away in handcuffs and taken to a police car.

The QPS spokeswoman said the man had been wanted in relation to dangerously operating the vehicle at about 2pm, just moments before he was arrested.

She said the man was wanted in connection to other alleged offences, but those offences had not yet been confirmed.

Additional circumstances surrounding the arrest are also yet to be confirmed, but witnesses reported a "funny smell" in a nearby house shortly before police arrived.

 

 

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DRAMATIC video footage has emerged of a man being arrested after police spiked his car at Gunalda this afternoon.

Dramatic footage has emerged of a man being arrested at Gunalda on Friday afternoon.
Dramatic footage has emerged of a man being arrested at Gunalda on Friday afternoon.

Footage shows armed officers swarming the crashed car with guns drawn after the man reportedly drove over spikes and lost control near Queen St and Birdwood Drive.

The man is seen exiting the car before going to ground, where he was set upon by the officers and arrested.

The footage also shows a restrained police dog approaching the man.

Dramatic footage has emerged of a man being arrested at Gunalda on Friday afternoon.
Dramatic footage has emerged of a man being arrested at Gunalda on Friday afternoon.

Another video shows the man being led away in handcuffs and taken to a police car.

The circumstances surrounding the arrest have not yet been confirmed, but witnesses reported a "funny smell" in a nearby house shortly before police arrived.

Dramatic footage has emerged of a man being arrested at Gunalda on Friday afternoon.
Dramatic footage has emerged of a man being arrested at Gunalda on Friday afternoon.

More information as it comes to hand.