BREAKING NEWS: Melbourne man claims "This is for IS" during siege
A man known to counter terrorism police has been shot dead after he held a woman captive during a siege in Brighton, Melbourne today.
Police have found a body of a man in the foyer of the apartment building where the siege occurred.
It's believed the offender called the offices of Channel 7 in Melbourne claiming his actions were on behalf of two different terrorist organizations, telling staff “This is for IS” and “this is for Al-Qaeda.” over the top of cries from his female hostage.
Many witnesses have reported hearign the gun fire, with one man certain he heard a pistol fired multiple times before police returned fire with assault rifles.
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