A SWAT team was reportedly en route to the scene.
A hostage situation was unfolding in downtown Sydney on Monday morning, as an apparent gunman entered a cafe and later a black flag with white Arabic writing could be seen in the window, according to multiple reports.
The man is believed to be armed.
Police told CBS2’s Juan Fernandez they were going to “actively” enter the building to search for the alleged gunman.
Armed suspects involved in a home invasion robbery Saturday reportedly posed as hostages to try and escape Lincoln Heights police.
A suspect who led authorities on a pursuit Monday night has taken two people hostage at an apartment complex in Boyle Heights.