New Delhi, Dec 15: It has been almost 12 hours since an Islamic State gunman held several people at a cafe in Sydney as hostage on Monday. More than 30 people, including a techie from India, are still held inside Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Martin Place, a busy tourist and shopping district in central Sydney.
Here are some of the tweets:
Just finished work and can't believe the #sydneysiege is still unresolved. Those poor people are in for a lifetime of counselling. :(— Claudia Bianchi (@Bianchi_Claudia) December 15, 2014
Thinking about the hostage negotiators. Unsung heroes in the background. Takes a special sort of person to be in that role. #sydneysiege— Randa Abdel-Fattah (@RandaAFattah) December 15, 2014
Seriously scary how long this has gone on for. Can't believe this is actually still happening. So surreal #sydneysiege— Abby! (@AbbyCadabby__) December 15, 2014
Expert who trained Sydney police in hostage negotiations says #sydneysiege looks like work of "lone wolf" who may be in search of a cause— Jane Wardell (@TheJaneWardell) December 15, 2014