Politie maakte einde aan gijzeling Sydney

Een gewapende man hield maandag meerdere mensen vast in het Lindt Chocolat Cafe in het Australische Sydney. In de nacht van maandag op dinsdag deed de politie een inval bij het café waarna meerdere gewonden en mogelijk ook doden vielen.

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A bomb disposal officer top right, gets ready to enter the building as emergency personnel rush to aid police after shots were fired during a cafe siege in the central business district of Sydney , Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. A flurry of loud bangs erupted as a swarm of heavily armed police stormed inside a downtown Sydney chocolate cafe where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people hostage for more than 16 hours. The police swooped in shortly after five or six hostages were seen running out of the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in downtown Sydney early Tuesday morning. One weeping woman could be seen being carried out by the officers. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)AP
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Paramedics remove a person, with bloodstains on the blankets covering the person, on a stretcher from the Lindt cafe, where hostages were being held, at Martin Place in central Sydney December 16, 2014. Australian security forces on Tuesday stormed the Sydney cafe where several hostages were being held at gunpoint, in what looked like the dramatic denouement to a standoff that had dragged on for more than 16 hours. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)REUTERS
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 15: People run as police surround the Lindt Cafe, Martin Place during a hostage standoff on December 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Police stormed the Sydney cafe as a gunman had been holding hostages for 16 hours. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)Getty Images
epa04530441 Paramedics shift an injured person on a stretcher from the scene after police special forces stormed a cafe where hostages were held in Martin Place, Sydney, Australia, 15 December 2014. Heavily armed police have stormed the Sydney Lindt cafe where a gunman has been holding hostages for nearly 16 hours. EPA/MICK TSIKAS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUTEPA
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 15: A person is taken out on a stretcher from the Lindt Cafe, Martin Place following a hostage standoff on December 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Police stormed the Sydney cafe as a gunman had been holding hostages. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)Getty Images
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One of the hostages runs towards police from a cafe in the central business district of Sydney on December 15, 2014. Five people ran out of a Sydney cafe where a gunman has taken hostages and displayed an Islamic flag against the window, witnesses and police said December 15, adding that no one has yet been harmed. AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHANAFP
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A hostage runs towards a police officer outside Lindt cafe, where other hostages are being held, in Martin Place in central Sydney December 15, 2014. Two more hostages have run out of the cafe at the center of a siege in Sydney, Australia's largest city, according to a Reuters witness at the site. The two women were both wearing aprons indicating they were staff at the Lindt cafe where a gunman has been holding an unknown number of hostages for several hours. Three men had earlier run out of the cafe. REUTERS/Jason Reed (AUSTRALIA - Tags: CRIME LAW)REUTERS
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An armed tactical response police officer grabs a hostage as she runs to flee from a cafe under siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. New South Wales state police would not say what was happening inside the cafe or whether hostages were being held. But television footage shot through the cafe's windows showed several people with their arms in the air. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)AP
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A hostage runs to armed tactical response police officers for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. New South Wales state police would not say what was happening inside the cafe or whether hostages were being held. But television footage shot through the cafe's windows showed several people with their arms in the air. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)AP
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