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Nightmare brings disbelief to Sydney

By Agencies in Sydney ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-12-16 08:01:39

Threat comes to roost in Australia despite heightened security measures

It is one of the most popular cafes on a thoroughfare that is thronged at this time of year with festive shoppers, in addition to everyday office crowds and tourists.

But on Monday, a pre-Christmas nightmare played out inside the Lindt cafe on Sydney's Martin Place. Outside the crowds had evaporated, replaced by police lines and tension, as businesses shut early.

Nightmare brings disbelief to Sydney

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