- At least one gunman has taken several people hostage at a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney
- People inside the cafe have been seen holding up a black flag with Arabic writing at the window
- Five people have been seen running from the building. It is not clear how many hostages remain inside
- Police negotiators say they have established contact with a gunman inside the cafe
- Police have cordoned off a large area of Sydney's central business district
- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott describes the hostage incident as "deeply concerning"
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- Tessa Wong
- Jasmine Coleman
- Sherie Ryder
- Alex Murray
- Mohamed Madi
Last updated 15 December 2014Share
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