A hostage runs to safety outside the Lindt Cafe
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Sydney siege: 'Hostages made to hold black flag'

A gunman is holding staff and customers hostage at a cafe in Sydney, Australia.

The Lindt cafe in the city centre is surrounded by armed police. Officers have made contact with the gunman.

Five people have been seen running from the building. It is not clear how many remain inside.

Phil Mercer reports.

  • 15 Dec 2014
  • From the section Asia
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