Sydney, Australia hostage situation underway now


The 2014 Sydney hostage situation is occurring now (December 15, 2014) in Sydney, Australia. A lone gunman[2] entered a Lindt chocolate cafe located at Martin Place and is currently holding employees and customers inside hostage. Five of the hostages have escaped, while around ten remain inside the building.

Hostages were seen holding up a flag with the Arabic shahādah.[3][4][5] The exact motive for the incident is currently unknown.[6]