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UPDATE: Gunman In Sydney Hostage Situation Reportedly Killed

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It's finally over.

In case you haven't heard, an undisclosed number of people were taken hostage in Sydney, Australia's Lindt Chocolat Cafe on Monday morning around 9:45 a.m.

Six hours into the siege, five hostages managed to escape. Hours later, the New South Wales police announced the end of the siege at 02:44 a.m. on Tuesday after tactical units stormed the building.

Sources have been reporting several injuries and possible deaths. Police have identified the gunman as Man Haron Monis, a 50-year-old Muslim cleric who was granted political asylum in Australia after fleeing his country in 1996.

Monis was reportedly shot and killed at the scene; others may also be dead but this has not yet been confirmed. Several have been injured.

Officials are saying Monis acted alone, and was not part of a larger terrorist plot.

Updates to follow.

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One comment to “UPDATE: Gunman In Sydney Hostage Situation Reportedly Killed”

  1. jenn says – reply to this


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    the islamic faith has no place in modern society. Anyone with any trace of support for IS should immediately be deported. My thoughts go out to the victims and their families.