For those who think ISIS is a problem far, far away, it isn't.Five people have been seen running from a cafe at the centre of a siege involving an unknown number of hostages in the heart of Sydney's CBD.An armed man entered the Lindt cafe in Martin Place before 10:00am (AEDT) and has held staff and customers hostage all day.
New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn said police were negotiating with the man.
Hostages were seen pressing a black flag displaying Arabic text against the cafe window soon after police were called to the busy pedestrian thoroughfare.
The text on the flag said: "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of God."
Monday, December 15, 2014
I Think This Is A Wake-Up Call
From 12/15/15 Australian Broadcasting Co.: