Timeline of Australian hostage drama at Sydney cafe

December 15, 2014 11:30 PM

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Timeline of Australian hostage drama at Sydney cafe

UPDATES with details of deaths; graphic locates the Lindt Cafe where a lone gunman held hostage in downtown Sydney for more than 16 hours; 2c x 4 1/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 107 mm; (The Associated Press)

SYDNEY – An armed gunman entered a Sydney cafe during Monday morning's rush hour and took an unknown number of hostages. Hours after the crisis began, five people escaped but a number of others remained inside. Then early Tuesday morning, a loud bang was heard and police stormed the cafe.

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