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

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...mprovised-explosive-device.html#ixzz3LwBWyXRD

Top cop warns that gunman holding hostages at Sydney's Lindt cafe 'has improvised explosive device'


Oh cripes. Thoughts are with those poor people inside, and their families.

:( Things are uncanny quiet around these parts for a Monday afternoon. It's eerie. This is peak hour traffic time starting hour, usually very loud. You could hear a pin drop out there. And this is Melbourne! I think this situation has *everyone* who is peaceful feeling afraid. Both for the hostages, and the potential consequences.
 

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people running out of cafe area now, hiding behind police
 

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dont know how many escaped yet

cops running now
 

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What are you watching cariis? You seem to be way ahead of australia!
 

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I am watching a live video from outside the Cafe and can confirm some people were released from a side emergency exit.

Don't know if I am allowed to post link
 

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...mprovised-explosive-device.html#ixzz3LwBWyXRD

Top cop warns that gunman holding hostages at Sydney's Lindt cafe 'has improvised explosive device'

Oh no, how terrified those poor souls must be. I sure hope there really isn't an 8 yo there, but it would make sense; it is a chocolate store. :( Locals is this the type of store that caters to small children or adults? Does it have fancy expensive chocolate or fun kid type chocolate?

I think the cops have been afraid of a bomb all along, they've had the bomb squad out there since the beginning.
 

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three hostages out
 

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Lindt CEO says 10 workers, 30 customers inside.

I saw one of the hostages put up 10 and then moved her fingers 3 emphatically...so that meant 30? Did anybody else see that?
 

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Police helicopter coming
 
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