5 People Escape From Sydney Cafe in Hostage Crisis have managed to escape. According to reports 1 armed gunaman has taken almost 30 people hostage. Images that has been shown on TV have people standing at the cafe’s windows holding up a flag bearing the Islamic creed.
Lindt Cafe says about 10 employees and 30 customers are believed to be inside at the time…Sydney Police are trying to negotiate with the gunman.
This is “profoundly shocking” that people were being “held hostage by an armed person claiming political motivation” Prime Minister Tony Abbott…
***Update: #Sydneysiege has now ended with 2 captives dead along with the lone gunman.
Our prayers and thoughts are with the families of the 2 dead hostages.