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Sydney siege: what we know, don’t know and bumping into the gunman’s hard centre

by | 15th, December 2014

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To Sydney, where a bearded gunman is holding around 12 people hostage  at the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Martin Place. The hostages are holding aloft an Islamic flag.

The Sun translates:

“There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of God.”

Five people have escaped.

 

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Lindt Australia CEO Steve Loane  says the number of hostages might be far higher:

“The best information is that there’s like 40 or 50 people in there, customers and employees included. That’s a rough figure.”

Reactions are fierce:

 

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The eyewitness:

Craig Stoker  saw the man, who is now hiding behind women in the chocolate shop:

“He was wearing a black T-shirt with white writing on it and a headband and carrying a blue bag.

“The bag bumped into me and there was something hard in it.

“I said

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