Traffic chaos on M1 as cops draw guns in major incident

POLICE have drawn their guns on a knife-wielding man in a dramatic early morning incident.

A motorist captured the frantic scenes near exit 57 of the M1 in Oxenford while on his morning commute.

The vision, shared by The Gold Coast Bulletin, shows a man waving what appears to be a large machete around, while seated in the front seat of a car that looks like it has been involved in a crash.

Officers can been seen approaching the car with guns drawn, screaming at the man to get out of the car.

The knife-wielding man, who was understood to be threatening self-harm and may have threatened officers, was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with a self-inflicted injury. He is believed to be in a stable condition.

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