Sydney Siege Hostage Recounts His Escape

December 17, 2014 3:52 AM

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Sydney Siege Hostage Recounts His Escape

The first hostage who was able to escape from the gunman who took 17 people hostage at a Sydney, Australia cafe said he "never felt so much relief" as when he saw the police.

John O'Brien, 83, of Sydney, told 9 News Australia he just wanted to get a cup of coffee before a doctor's apointment when he stopped into the Lindt Cafe around 10 a.m. Monday, but within minutes of entering, a gunman would burst in and take control.

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