Sydney hostage siege over

2014-12-15 17:31
A blood soaked stretcher is wheeled to an ambulance after Sydney siege ended. (AP)

A blood soaked stretcher is wheeled to an ambulance after Sydney siege ended. (AP)

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Sydney - The hostage siege in a Sydney CBD café is over after heavy shooting and blasts could be heard in the city on Tuesday morning. 

This came shortly after more hostages managed to escape. 

A self-styled sheikh, Man Haron Monis, had taken a number of hostages about 16 hours ago. 

Ambulances have been arriving at the scene and people have been taken away on stretchers.

Reports say police used live ammunition and stun grenades to free the hostages.

A bomb disposal robot has been deployed to survey the building for possible explosives. 

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