Police arrest a man armed with a knife at a property in Goodna.
Police arrest a man armed with a knife at a property in Goodna. David Nielsen

Alleged fugitive identified after siege

A MAN arrested following a dramatic daytime siege at Goodna is an elusive fugitive who has been on the run for months, police say.

Matthew Patrick Hill, 30, had been charged with dangerous and unlawful use of a motor vehicle and three counts of burglary in June and September but failed to appear in court after being granted bail.

A warrant was issued for his arrest but the defendant wasn't found until Sunday, when police went to a Rissman St, Goodna house, next to a Goodstart Early Learning Centre, following reports of a man allegedly threatening to harm himself with a knife.

The man surrendered at 1.32pm and was briefly treated by paramedics at the scene.

A woman comforted him before he was arrested and taken to the Ipswich watchhouse.

Hill was charged with seriously obstructing police, and entering a premises with intent by break.

He appeared in court on Monday and did not apply for bail.

He was remanded in custody and his case will next be heard on November 7.



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