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Australian man arrested after brandishing knife and dog

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Media captionCarjacking attempt by man with knife and dog under one arm

Australian police have released footage of a man who allegedly threatened a motorist with a knife while carrying a dog.

Footage from Queensland Police shows a speeding car erratically crossing lanes on two major Gold Coast roads.

After several minutes the car stops due to a flat tyre, and a man emerges holding a large knife and a dog.

The man appears to threaten a motorist with the knife before running off the motorway in Thursday's incident.

Still clutching the dog, the man rushes into a residential area near Gold Coast Airport and enters a house.

Police said they confronted the man and he surrendered to them without incident.

A 24-year-old man was charged with a number of offences over the incident, including attempted robbery, dangerous driving and entering a dwelling with intent.

Local media named the man as Kayne Selfe and said he had been remanded in custody after a court appearance.

Police said the dog was found safe and well.

Image copyright Queensland Police

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