Australia - Martin Place siege: 2 Hostages killed in Lindt Chocolate shop #1

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City of Sydney ‏@cityofsydney 1m1 minute ago

[email protected] operation at #MartinPlace. Streets r now closed in the area. #EasternSuburbs rail services suspended. Public asked to stay away
 

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For our overseas members, some background.
This is directly adjacent to the legal and banking precinct. It is Monday morning here and Martin Place would have been buzzing with people .
 

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I just saw. So worried for these people. Islamic state flags being held at window.

G.Alexander(BRKNEWS) ‏@MajorNews911 9 mins9 minutes ago

JUST IN: Two gunmen, dozen hostages inside cafe in Sydney, Australia. ISIS flags remain on display. - @KristyMayr7
 

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Those poor people. :(
My prayers are with them.
Please G-d, let them be okay.
 

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I feel so sick. They've just taken down the coverage, so maybe something has happened.
 

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More background for our overseas members.
Channel 7, a national TV station is directly opposite the cafe. Buildings around the cafe have been evacuated.
 

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Watching TV and seeing a woman pressed against the window, wiping away tears is heartbreaking. My legs re shaking and I'm sitting down. My baby girl is at the movies with her school this morning and I'm sure she'll be fine, but all I want is for her to be home with me. I'm never leaving the house again.....
 

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There is an underground train station at Martin Place also.
 

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Up to 20 people, 2 gunmen and possibly explosive devices.
 
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