This post is in a update of Twitchy’s continuing coverage of the hostage situation in Sydney, Australia.

Here’s what we know now.

A total of five hostages have now escaped from the Lindt cafe in Sydney:

And we’re starting to get reports of “demands” from the as yet to be identified hostage taker: He wants an ISIS flag and to talk with PM Abbott. There are also reports that he is claiming to have planted four bombs, two in the cafe and two in Sydney’s CBD:

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