6 hours into siege, 3 flee from cafe

December 15, 2014 7:22 AM

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6 hours into siege, 3 flee from cafe

Three people ran out a fire exit of a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage at the height of Monday morning rush hour. Two people inside the cafe were seen holding up a flag containing an Islamic declaration of faith.

New South Wales Police Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn confirmed that the three people “have now emerged from the location” where the hostage crisis had been unfolding for more than six hours.

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