Sydney hostage crisis: live updates

Five people have fled a cafe in Sydney after a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage. Sydney police have established contact with the gunman, who has demanded to speak to the prime minister.

A gunman took dozens of people hostage inside a Lindt chocolate shop and cafe in central Sydney on Monday. TV images revealed some of the hostages inside being forced to hold up a black flag similar to that of the “Islamic State” terror militia.
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Source News: DW