Chaos on the M1 Motorway as a woman, 27, allegedly opens fire on a car with a gelblaster
- Woman in black Toyota Landcruiser allegedly opened fire
- White car allegedly hit by gel pellets from gelblaster gun
- Heavily armed police pulled over Landcruiser nearby
A woman has been arrested by machine gun-wielding police officers after she allegedly opened fire at another vehicle with a gelblaster gun on the M1 motorway.
Around 10.10am on Tuesday a black Toyota Landcruiser was seen pulling up next to a white vehicle before the woman, 27, allegedly fired a silver gelblaster at it.
The Landcruiser then sped off heading south and left the freeway near Staplyton between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Police were alerted and they tracked the Landcruiser to nearby Quinns Hill Rd where heavily-armed officers pulled the car over and found two men and a woman inside.
A search of the Landcruiser allegedly located a silver gelblaster in the centre console.
A woman has been arrested by machine gun-wielding cops (pictured) after she allegedly opened fire with a gelblaster gun at another vehicle on the M1 motorway
Police were alerted and they tracked the Landcruiser to nearby Quinns Hill Rd where heavily-armed officers pulled the car over and found two men and a woman inside (pictured)
Gelblaster guns (like the one pictured) are used in paintball-style wargames and fire small pellets of gel which can sting and mark the skin, but the guns themselves can look ultra-realistic
‘The men were later released, and the woman is currently assisting police with investigations,’ said a Queensland police spokesman.
‘Investigations continue to locate the second vehicle and its occupants. There is no evidence to suggest anyone was injured during this incident.’
Gelblaster guns are used in paintball-style wargames and fire small pellets of gel which can sting and mark the skin, but the guns themselves can look ultra-realistic.
No licence is required to own one and they are completely legal to buy and have in a car providing they remain in a closed bag and are not seen.
Gold Coast Detective Inspector Chris Ahearn said the gel blasters resembled firearms and lethal weapons which could terrify anyone confronted by them.
‘When these gel blasters are produced in public they can cause significant public alarm,’ he added.
The M1 is part of Australia’s Highway 1 which circumnavigates the nation, and at 14,500km, is the longest national highway in the world.
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