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Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney café siege

/ 03:05 AM December 16, 2014
An injured hostage is wheeled to an ambulance after shots were fired during a cafe siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.  AP PHOTO/ROB GRIFFITH

An injured hostage is wheeled to an ambulance after shots were fired during a cafe siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. AP PHOTO/ROB GRIFFITH

SYDNEY—Sydney police said three people had died, including the gunman, during a hostage crisis that ended when officers stormed a downtown cafe.

Police said the 50-year-old gunman was killed in a confrontation with police early Tuesday morning. They said in a statement that a 34-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman also died. Four other people were injured.

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Police said an investigation is underway because police were involved in an incident in which people died.

Heavily armed police stormed the cafe in the heart of Sydney, ending a siege by an Iranian-born gunman who had held an unknown number of hostages for more than 16 hours.–Kristen Gelineau

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