Sydney siege’s dramatic final moments caught on video

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Sydney’s hostage crisis ended early Tuesday as police stormed the cafe that had been under siege for about 17 hours, New South Wales Police said.

The gunman, named by Australian media as 50-year-old Iranian Man Haron Monis, wasn’t seen leaving the building after police opened fire on the cafe. A number of hostages ran out of the building a few minutes earlier.

The siege that began Monday morning triggered a lockdown in Sydney’s central business district, three months after Australia raised its terrorism alert to the highest level in a decade.

Paramedics converged on the site of the siege and assisted hostages from the cafe, television footage showed.

Joosep Martinson/Getty ImagesPolice in Sydney enter the Lindt Chocolate Cafe, Martin Place during a hostage standoff late Monday.
AP Photo/Rob Griffith

AP Photo/Rob GriffithArmed tactical response officers enter the building after shots were fired.
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Joosep Martinson/Getty ImagesPolice storm the building.
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Joosep Martinson/Getty ImagesPolice as they surround the café.
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Joosep Martinson/Getty ImagesMedics resuscitate a person outside the site of the siege in Sydney.
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PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty ImagesAn injured hostage is carried away.
Joosep Martinson/Getty Images

Sydney’s hostage crisis ended early Tuesday as police stormed the cafe that had been under siege for about 17 hours, New South Wales Police said.

The gunman, named by Australian media as 50-year-old Iranian Man Haron Monis, wasn’t seen leaving the building after police opened fire on the cafe. A number of hostages ran out of the building a few minutes earlier.

The siege that began Monday morning triggered a lockdown in Sydney’s central business district, three months after Australia raised its terrorism alert to the highest level in a decade.

Paramedics converged on the site of the siege and assisted hostages from the cafe, television footage showed.

Joosep Martinson/Getty ImagesPolice in Sydney enter the Lindt Chocolate Cafe, Martin Place during a hostage standoff late Monday.
AP Photo/Rob Griffith

AP Photo/Rob GriffithArmed tactical response officers enter the building after shots were fired.
Joosep Martinson/Getty Images

Joosep Martinson/Getty ImagesPolice storm the building.
Joosep Martinson/Getty Images

Joosep Martinson/Getty ImagesPolice as they surround the café.
Joosep Martinson/Getty Images

Joosep Martinson/Getty ImagesMedics resuscitate a person outside the site of the siege in Sydney.
PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images

PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty ImagesAn injured hostage is carried away.

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