An emergency phone call made by a man murdered in the Sydney siege has been played at an inquest into the 2014 incident.

Manager of the Lindt Chocolate Factory, Tori Johnson, called triple zero during the morning of Dec. 15 to pass on a message from the man holding him hostage. Earlier, gunman Man Haron Monis had entered the cafe, ordered a piece of cake and demanded the cafe be locked down.

Moments later, flags with Islamic symbols were being held by hostages in the windows of the cafe in the busy commuter area of Martin Place, as media around the world watched via a live stream. It was the beginning of a deadly siege, which lasted 16 hours, saw 18 hostages held. Read more…

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‘I have a message to read’: Sydney siege victim’s emergency call released