Sydney siege ends, with Police freeing hostages

By Post Nigeria December 15, 2014 21:59

Sydney siege ends, with Police freeing hostages

Police have confirmed that the siege at Sydney’s Martins Place is over, after hostages fled the building and officers stormed the cafe, firing gun shots and throwing flash bombs.

At least one woman was carried from the cafe, while another was taken away on a stretcher. The armed man has been named as 49-year-old self-styled Sheik Haron Monis, who was accused of helping kill his wife.

The confirmation came, when five more hostages ran from the cafe where they had been holed up with a gunman and 20 others since around 10 am on Monday.

Initial television footage showed one man running out with his arms raised to police, who patted him down and escorted him to safety.