Two people charged following deadly siege in Sydney

Police in Sydney have charged a man and a woman following a six-hour siege in Sydney's industrial site, which resulted in the death of two men.

Two persons was killed in the incident. AP

One person was killed and three others wounded on Monday. AP

The incident, that took place on Monday, came to an end after the gunman died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, after police swarmed a signage business at an industrial estate on Monday, Xinhua reported.

The gunman, named by some media outlets as 33-year-old Wayne Williams, had links to an outlaw motorcycle gang.

The police said a 52-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman had been charged overnight.

Three hostages were released from the building shortly after 5 pm on Monday and attended to by ambulance paramedics.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 10.45 am on Monday morning after three people were shot, one fatally.

"The deceased is 43 years old. Two men with gunshot wounds have been conveyed to Liverpool Hospital," said acting New South Wales (NSW) police commander Mark Brett on Monday.

Five gunshots were heard in the area according to nearby businesses. "Police told us not to go near windows," a employee said.

Australians are still on alert following a lone gunman who took 17 hostages at a cafe in Sydney in December 2014. Two hostages were killed along with the gunman during the 16-hour siege.


Updated Date: Mar 08, 2016 09:47 AM

Also Watch

Watch: Firstpost test rides the new Thunderbird 500X in Goa and walks you through the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Varun Dhawan on Shoojit Sircar's October, 5-star reviews and working with Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ambedkar Jayanti: Re-visiting Babasaheb's ideals exposes fake Dalit politics of Rahul Gandhi and Congress
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See