Andrew Scipione, Police Commissioner for the New South Wales police department, just gave a briefing to reporters on the ongoing hostage situation in Sydney.

But unfortunately, Scipione wasn’t able to clear up any questions regarding the motive of the hostage taker or the exact number of hostages.

Some excerpts:

And this was the strangest part of the briefing as he said the incident is and isn’t being treated as a terrorist event:

Some clarity please.

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