A man accused of terrorising a city by taking a man hostage and holding off police for three hours during a siege is the son of pro-gun politician Kim Vuga.
At about 7.45pm on Friday, 29-year-old Jaimie Ronald Madden allegedly threatened a taxi driver with a firearm and forced him to drive to a Southport service station on the Gold Coast.
Madden then allegedly carjacked three vehicles and threatened multiple people with a 'huge hand pistol'.
He was charged with 15 offences on Saturday morning, including armed robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon and carjacking.
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A man accused of terrorising a city by holding off police for three hours during a siege is the son of pro-gun politician Kim Vuga (pictured)
It has since been revealed Madden is the son of pro-gun politician and controversial anti-Islam campaigner Kim Vuga, Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
Ms Vuga is the founder of the Love Australia or Leave Party, and has been vocal about her pro-gun stance since registering for federal elections in October 2016.
She took to the party's Facebook page on Saturday to publicly address the incident and posted a message directed to the alleged victims, expressing her sympathy.
'Our family's deepest wish at this time is for the many victims to be able to resource the necessary help required so that they may be able to rebuild their lives,' she said.
'Our heart felt thanks go to QLD Police, who selflessly go to work every day, putting their lives on the line to protect others.'
Ms Vuga resides in Townsville and became known after she appeared on the 2015 SBS television program Go Back To Where You Came From.
Police alleged that Madden forced a taxi driver into a service station and while there, he allegedly shattered the glass door of the business with the firearm.
He then allegedly threatened an employee and left with cash from the till before allegedly carjacking a sedan.
Ms Vuga is the founder of the Love Australia