An armed man took 17 hostages in Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney’s central business district on Monday.
Police stormed the Cafe at 2:19 a.m. (10:19 a.m. ET Monday) when they heard gunshots from inside, where a man was still holding a dozen of the 17 hostages he’d taken the previous morning.
By 2:22, people were being carried and wheeled out on stretchers, and the gunman — a self-styled sheikh identified as Man Haron Monis, 50, an Iranian with “a serious history of criminal offenses and a history of violence,” police said — was fatally wounded, along with two of his hostages.
Sydnyers are coming to terms with the tragic loss of life during the Lindt Cafe siege on Tuesday, by adding to a rapidly expanding floral tribute in Martin Place.
To help the healing process ISKCON devotees led by Indradyumna Swami have been chanting and doing Harinama nearby.
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