Gunman Holds Up Sydney Cafe, Takes Hostages
An apparent hostage situation broke out Monday morning after a gunman reportedly took dozens of people captive at an Australian cafe.By Jasmine Bailey, Ben Lawson | December 14, 2014
Local police have confirmed one armed man to be responsible for the ongoing hostage situation at a cafe in Sydney, Australia.
The New South Wales Police Commissioner told reporters the motivation for the move is still unknown, and they can’t confirm the number of hostages.
But a BBC reporter tweeted that the CEO of Lindt Australia, the company that owns the cafe, said 10 staff members and around 30 customers were being held by the gunman.