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Australian Police: Contact Made with Sydney Siege Gunman

Australian police said on Monday negotiators had been in contact with the gunman holding hostages in a Sydney cafe siege but refused to speculate on his possible motivation. Live television from the scene Monday showed an employee of the Lindt Chocolate Cafe and two customers running past police who have surrounded the restaurant and sealed off the area. It is not clear if the three were set free by the gunman, or escaped on their own. New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner...

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