The hostages began to leave the coffee, some with raised hands. According to Channel 7 were seven persons released cheap hiking backpacks. Ambulances with medical personnel and fire vehicles stood nearby to treat the injured, two of whom required cardiac resuscitation. The Australian prime minister described the kidnapping of an act of “politically motivated” and met throughout the day twice with the National Security Committee. The hijacker was an Iranian radical who came to Australia in 1996 as a refugee, renamed, Manteghi Bourjerdi, by Man Haron Monis and adopted the title of Sheikh Haron.
His problems with the Australian justice had increased in recent years, among other reasons for his involvement in the death of his former wife, Noleen Pal, with whom he had two daughters. The Australian authorities will now have to raise security measures for this event, which occurred despite having hardened devices in recent months to the jihadist threat, after joining the international coalition of US President, Barack Obama, against EI . “In the last 24 hours, this city (Sydney) has been shaken by a tragedy that no one could imagine,” admitted the head of the Government of New South Wales, Mike Baird. Five people escaped on Monday a Sydney building where a gunman is holding an unknown number of people in a cafe from the tip morning.
Before he could be seen through the window two people inside the establishment holding a banner with a declaration of Islamic faith that has been used by extremists , raising fears that it was developing a terrorist incident in the heart of the largest city of Australia. The first three people who left the building Lindt Chocolat Café fled six hours after the crisis began, and soon after two other women ran to the police waiting outside . Both wore aprons with signature logo of Lindt chocolates, and appeared to be employed in the business.
QUESTIONS, After nearly 12 hours of crisis, many key questions remained unanswered Monday night . Police declined to say how many backpacks for travelling were in the cafeteria, what they thought would be the motives of the suspect or had made demands and whether the hostages who had left had escaped or had let them go.