Police have identified radical muslim cleric sheikh Man Haron Monis at the Lindt Chocolate Cafe.

Police have identified radical muslim cleric sheikh Man Haron Monis at the Lindt Chocolate Cafe.

updates 1.12pm EST 15 December 2014

New South Wales police has now confirmed a gunman who held several people hostage in Sydney, Australia for more than 16 hours is dead.

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Police have identified radical muslim cleric and self-styled sheikh Man Haron Monis as the hostage-taker at the Lindt Chocolate Cafe.

Gunman identified as radical Muslim cleric Sheik Man Haron Monis, who fled from Iran to Australia in 1996

The remarkable scene unfolded quickly after the gunman was determined by regional media as Iranian-born Man Haron Monis, who is dealing with charges consisting of sexual attack and device to murder in different cases. An authorities official stated “you would not be incorrect” in determining the 50-year-old Monis as the gunman. Under department guidelines, officials do not recognize themselves unless speaking at an official news conference.

Authorities stroked into the Lindt Chocolat Cafe quickly after 5 or 6 captives were seen lacking the structure.

Last year, he was sentenced to 300 hours of neighborhood service for composing offending letters to households of soldiers eliminated in Afghanistan. Previously this year, he was charged with the sexual attack of a lady in 2002.

A spurt of loud bangs appeared early Tuesday as a swarm of greatly armed authorities stormed a downtown Sydney cafe where a gunman had actually been holding an unidentified variety of individuals captive for more than 16 hours.

“This is a one-off random person. It’s not a collective terrorism occasion or act. It’s a harmed items person who’s done something outrageous,” his previous attorney, Manny Conditsis, informed Australian Broadcasting Corp.

“His ideological background is so strong therefore effective that it shadows his vision for sound judgment and objectiveness,” Conditsis stated.

After the authorities relocated, one crying female was assisted by the officers and a minimum of 2 other individuals were wheeled out on stretchers.




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