Sydney: At least two people were killed as police stormed the Sydney cafe to end a siege of more than 16 hours by a gunman holding several hostages, television reports said early Tuesday.
An AFP photographer on the scene saw what appeared to be a body, covered by a bloodstained sheet, being stretchered out of the cafe after heavily armed officers entered the cafe in a volley of explosions and flashes.
Infosys employee Viswakanth Ankireddy amongst the freed hostages from Lindt cafe. A police spokesman confirmed “the operation is over,” but would not release any further details about the fate of the gunman or his remaining captives.
Australia’s Channel 7 news reported that at least two people had been killed and three others seriously wounded during the operation.