The tense hostage situation in Sydney, Australia is finally over. Sadly, it is being reported that two lives have been lost. Click inside to WATCH a live stream from the scene.
After almost 24 hours, the scary hostage situation in Sydney, Australia came to an end on Monday evening, Dec. 15. It was reported that 15 people were being held hostage, and just hours after 5 managed to escape their captor, the situation ended in gunfire.
Sydney Hostage Crisis Ends With 2 Reported Deaths
Two lives have reportedly been lost in the terrifying hostage situation that occurred inside a chocolate cafe in Sydney. The event started on Sunday, Dec. 14, and came to a tragic ending on Monday, Dec. 15.
The gunman, revealed to be Man Haron Monis, is assumed to be dead after authorities stormed the cafe in after negotiations with the captor failed, reports CNN.
Once the hostage situation ended, injured captives were seen being treated by emergency personnel. At least three are being reported badly injured, and a live stream from the scene showed some captives being removed on stretchers.
For more updates from this tragic incident, watch the live stream below which is covering the aftermath as the hostages are released and treated.
WATCH: Police End Hostage Situation In Australia
Our thoughts go out to the family of the two victims who lost their lives in this tragic incident.
— Lauren Cox