Latest News Wires Australian hostages forced to hold up flag with Arabic writing

On Monday morning, an unknown number of hostages were taken at a Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Sydney. 

By , Associated Press

(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

An apparent hostage situation was unfolding inside a chocolate shop and cafe in Australia's largest city on Monday, where several people could be seen through a window with their hands held in the air.