Police Confirm Gunman And 2 Others Dead In Sydney Siege

December 15, 2014 2:37 p.m.

New South Wales police confirmed Monday afternoon eastern time that three people, including the man who took people hostage inside a Lindt cafe in downtown Sydney, Australia, died after police stormed the building.

Police said the 50-year-old hostage taker, identified in the media as Man Haron Monis, was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital.

A man, 34, and a woman, 38, were also pronounced dead.

Police said that four others were injured in the raid, including a male police officer who suffered a non-life threatening wound to the face from gunshot pellets.

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