A gunman who took a woman hostage and is suspected of killing another man called up a TV newsroom during the siege to claim: ‘This is for IS, this is for al-Qaeda’.
‘Severe gunfire’ rang out inside ‘The Buckingham’ serviced apartments on Bay Street, in Brighton, Melbourne, shortly after 6pm on Monday, bringing the hostage situation to an end.
— 7 News Adelaide (@7NewsAdelaide) June 5, 2017
But moments before police shot the man dead, he called Channel 7’s newsroom to claim he was carrying out a terrorist attack on behalf of Islamic State and al-Qaeda.
The gunman responsible for the act was reportedly well known to counter terrorism police in Victoria, with investigations ongoing about the link of terror to the attack.