For everyone in Sydney at the moment please stay safe. There is a “hostage situation” unfolding in Martin Place at the Lindt Cafe. We urge everyone to stay safe and listen to police announcements.
If your not aware of whats happening here’s some coverage
A number of hostages have been taken in a siege underway in Sydney’s CBD.
At least three people have been seen through the windows of a cafe in Martin Place with their hands raised.
Motorists and public transport passengers are being told to stay away from Sydney’s central business district as police respond to a siege in the Lindt chocolate shop at Martin Place.
Martin Place and its train station have been shut down after customers and staff were taken hostage.
“A huge police operation is under way in Sydney’s financial district, with reports that up to 20 hostages are being held in a cafe.
Part of Martin Place – home to the Reserve Bank of Australia, commercial banks and close to the New South Wales state parliament – has been closed off and up to 100 heavily armed police are surrounding the area.”
*Cover Photo Courtesy of ABC News