Sydney siege - as it happened

2014-12-15 10:50

The Sydney siege has ended after 16 hours, as police breached the café after the gunman became violent, according to reports.


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Last Updated at 16:43
15 Dec 19:25
Nine News Sydney reports that Premier Mike Baird and the New South Wales police commissioner will hold a press conference within the hour.

15 Dec 19:24
We are still waiting for an official update of any injuries or deaths in the Sydney siege. Sydney police are unable to confirm a time frame in this regard.

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Sky News reports that one hostage has been killed and that the hostage-taker has been killed.

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Still no official word on casualties, but it is widely reported that two people are dead, including the gunman, and that three people are critically injured.

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Officials say that no police were injured or killed in the breach.

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Reports have come in that the hostage-taker, Man Haron Monis, was killed.

15 Dec 18:05
A van has parked outside the café, possibly doing a bomb disposal exercise.

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No mention has been made yet of the hostage-taker, Man Monis.

15 Dec 17:51
Police dogs are now entering the scene.

15 Dec 17:49
CNN are reporting that two people are dead, and three have been injured.

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The moment when at least five hostages ran out of the building before the police breached the scene.

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A hostage being carried out

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Paramedics have administered CPR on at least two people.

15 Dec 17:39
At least one police officer has been injured, and four hostages have been taken out on stretchers, according to Sky News.

15 Dec 17:38
Reports say that one of the people carried out on a stretcher had a white cloth over the face, meaning either a casualty or it could have been the hostage-taker.

15 Dec 17:37
Police have confirmed that the Lindt café siege is now over.

15 Dec 17:36

Here's a recap of what happened in the past couple of minutes:

- A couple of hostages, at least 5, ran out of the café.

- Moments later, it seemed that police breached the scene and loud gunfire and explosions could be heard.

- Paramedics entered the scene, performed CPR. A woman was carried out in the arms of two people, and then two people were carried out on stretchers.

- A bomb removal robot has been dispatched into the café.

15 Dec 17:32
A bomb disposal robot is now entering the scene.

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The people carried out could have been personnel involved in the breach.

15 Dec 17:23
Two people are being carried out on stretchers, most likely injured in the fray.

15 Dec 17:21
Personnel carrying in stretchers.

15 Dec 17:21

A hostage has just been carried out by two paramedics. They are moving in more personnel now.

15 Dec 17:20
Paramedics can be seen performing CPR on someone.

15 Dec 17:18
More gunfire just heard.

15 Dec 17:17
Medial personnel are entering the building now.

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