Gold Coast street closed after molotov cocktail threats

A bomb squad officer inspects the device that has forced the closure of a Gold Coast street. Photo: Matthew Howard/Ten Eyewitness News Police have closed a Surfers Paradise street after a man reportedly made threats with molotov cocktails. Photo: Matthew Howard/Ten News, via Twitter

Police officers searched a white Toyota Yaris on Trickett Street for explosives. Photo: Kendall Gilding/Seven News

A Gold Coast street has been reopened following a bomb scare on Thursday afternoon.

Police established a 100 metre exclusion zone around Trickett Street, in the heart of Surfers Paradise, about 1pm after a man reportedly claimed to have molotov cocktails in his car.

The police bomb squad was called to the scene and an officer in protective closing inspected a paper bag.

Officers also searched the man’s white Toyota Yaris, which was parked on the side of the road, for explosives.

The street was reopened once the bomb squad declared the area safe shortly after 2pm.

The man has been taken into custody for questioning.

Investigations are continuning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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