Manhunt on after Gold Coast school put in lockdown during PSPA in Ormeau

A manhunt is on in Queensland after an emergency declaration forced a Gold Coast primary school to go into lockdown.

Police were first called to an address in Upper Coomera on Monday night following a domestic violence incident.

On Tuesday morning, a Public Safety Preservation Act covering the Ormeau State School in Pimpama and parts of Ormeau was declared as police searched for 37-year-old Mark Lutgenau.

The PSPA was later revoked after officers were unable to find him.

Police have since released photos of Lutgenau in an appeal for information on his whereabouts.

Mark Lutgenau. Credit: Queensland Police
Police believe Lutgenau may be armed.
Police believe Lutgenau may be armed. Credit: Queensland Police

“Investigations suggest Mark may be armed with a firearm, however there is no known specific threat against members of the community,” the Queensland Police Service said.

Lutgenau is described as being of Caucasian in appearance, around 190cm tall and is of a proportionate build.

He has short brown hair and hazel eyes.

Members of the public are warned not to approach if they see the 37-year-old but to contact Triple Zero immediately.

Streets in Ormeau were locked down on Tuesday.
Streets in Ormeau were locked down on Tuesday. Credit: 7NEWS

Police are also appealing for Mark to contact them.

No one was injured in the earlier incident.

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