A Timeline of the Sydney Hostage Crisis and Police Siege

December 15, 2014 7:09 PM

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A Timeline of the Sydney Hostage Crisis and Police Siege

The hostage situation in Sydney, Australia, that ended with the death of the gunman and two of his hostages, according to police, began during a busy lunch rush on Monday afternoon local time and ended more than 16 hours later.

The crisis in Lindt Chocolat Café eventually shut down the central business district of Sydney with a volley of gunshots and stun grenades.

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