posted on Dec, 14 2014 @ 11:06 PM
- Three people have emerged from Martin Place.
- No information that suggests that people have been harmed.
- Police negotiators are trying to resolve the situation.
- People stuck in buildings should remain indoors, and people outside are allowed to go about their business.
- Resources of Police are present and dealing with the situation at Martin Police. More Police have been deployed elsewhere in the city to maintain a
- Can't confirm the number of hostages remaining.
- More operational details are forthcoming.
- Police negotiators have made contact.
- Motivations are still unclear.
- Activation of investigators and intelligence officers.
- The number of 40 hostages does not equate with Police estimates. Does not believe that the number is as high as 30 or 40.
- Can't confirm numbers of hostage-takers.
- Can't speculate on whether or not hostage-takers have IEDs.
- Hostage-taker is armed.