Monday, December 15, 2014

WATCH: The Moment When Police Stormed the Sydney Cafe

  • Police stormed the cafe in central Sydney where a gunman held hostages for more than 16 hours
  • Police moved in firing automatic weapons and throwing grenades as hostages were seen fleeing in terror from the cafe

  • Live TV footage showed hostages running frantically from the cafe at shortly after 2am in small groups 

  • It came hours after Man Haron Monis was named as the gunman holding people hostage in a Sydney café

  • The 49-year-old man lives in southwest Sydney, but is originally from Iran and a self-proclaimed sheik 

  • He was charged with accessory in the murder of his ex-wife - who was allegedly stabbed and set on fire on a flight of stairs in her western Sydney apartment block
  • He was also arrested for the sexual assault of a 27-year-old woman in 2002 in April this year after luring her to his clinic following claims he was as 'spiritual healer' 
  • Monis was slapped with an additional 40 charges in October after more victims to come forward 
  • Monis received 300 community service hours for sending hate mail to the families of Australian dead soldiers

  • The seige follows an unsuccessful attempt to have these charges overturned in the High Court on Friday   

  • He stormed the Lindt cafe in Martin Place during the morning rush hour on Monday stopped anyone fro
  • He forced hostages to hold up black flag with white writing in Arabic, an emblem linked to terror groups 

  • 1 comment:

    5 penkivil said...

    Life in Sydney wasn't that exciting when you lived there, was it joe?