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Old 12-14-2014, 21:28   #1
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Hostages in NSW

Can anyone local chime in? I believe we may have CT member from down under.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/12...hocolate-shop/

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An armed gunman has taken up to 13 people hostage inside a chocolate shop in Sydney while forcing two people to hold what appears to be a black flag with white Arabic writing on it, according to local media reports.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is resolved peacefully.....
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Old 12-14-2014, 22:58   #2
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This has to be a mistake... aren't guns illegal there?
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Old 12-14-2014, 23:10   #3
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This has to be a mistake... aren't guns illegal there?
Has to be. They took guns away from everyone . . .
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:31   #4
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Has to be. They took guns away from everyone . . .
Don't beleive everything you hear about Australia, or Australians for that matter.

I still won't beheading to Sydney anytime soon.




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Old 12-15-2014, 04:00   #5
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12 hours into it and 5 people have got out of the café. They think maybe another 10 or so in there and one lone bad guy. Police know who he is and are negotiating. Its gunno be a long day/night/day. Certainly has taken ovr the news here.
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:09   #6
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The Police appear to waiting for him to wear down.
They are playing it safe as they should.
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:39   #7
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He will be that crook from Chocolate and coffee (and it is terrible coffee in that café...............)
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:10   #8
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Hopefully everyone gets out safely
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:48   #9
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...fe-Sydney.html

Suspect tentatively identified.

I wish I could say I was shocked.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:52   #10
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Politicians look at schools & candy shops as idyllic places to feel all warm & fuzzy. Crazies look at schools & candy shops as a rare opportunity to kill unarmed civilians who are too young, too fat or too unarmed to defend themselves.
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:22   #11
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CNN is saying more hostages have been released.
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:25   #12
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And now police have "stormed" the building.
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Old 12-15-2014, 13:35   #13
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It seems that a group of hostages got out. Shortly after there was shots fired. Gunman dead. 2 hostages dead. 2 hostage wounded. 1officer wounded.

13 hostages released unharmed.
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I saw video on CNN of SWAT guys throwing so many flashbangs it looked like a rave.
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Old 12-15-2014, 14:59   #15
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It seems that the TOU officers had to enter after he shot a hostage. The second hostage may have had a heart attack.

Injured police officer already released from hospital.
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Old 12-15-2014, 19:31   #16
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NSW cops at the National Peace Officer's Memorial in Washington DC (2010 or 2011).
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Old 12-15-2014, 20:13   #17
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I wonder if situations like this where it's certain there's only one hostage taker if police will be more inclined to employ a sniper to end the situation if possible and available?
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I saw video on CNN of SWAT guys throwing so many flashbangs it looked like a rave.



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Old 12-15-2014, 21:48   #19
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In our prime, during the meth tide in the 80's-early 90's....we could not have come up with that many T flashes.
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Yep. That was the video I saw. The wall of windows with flashes in them. All that was missing was crap techno and you got a rave.

The video of them pitching them in like it was a water balloon was pretty crazy too.
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