Live: Siege underway at Lindt Cafe in Sydney, armed offender holding number of hostages
An armed offender locked inside a cafe in Sydney’s Martin Place is holding a number of hostages, New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has confirmed.
At least three people were seen with their hands raised inside the Lindt Chocolat Cafe, which is in Sydney’s central business district.
Some hostages were seen pressing a black flag with Arabic text against the cafe’s windows.
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