On 15 December one or more armed people took an undisclosed number of hostages at Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Martin Place in Sydney’s city center. New South Wales and Australian Federal Police are handling the incident. You should avoid the area near Martin Place until further notice. A number of public buildings have been locked down, and there are transport and road changes across Sydney. Please monitor the local news for the latest updates, or: – follow @nswpolice on Twitter – call the NSW Police general information line on 1800 227 228.