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Police chief left before Sydney siege ended

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione and deputy Catherine Burn both reportedly left the police command post before the Lindt cafe siege ended.
Police left before Sydney siege ended

Neither officer would say where they were, because the matter is currently before the Coroner.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Premier Mike Baird and then police minister Stuart Ayres left at 10pm to check into a city hotel while Mr Scipione and Ms Burn left at 11:30pm.

The siege ended at 2:30am on December 16 when police stormed the Martin Place café where hostages Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson – as well as the gunman Man Haron Monis – died.

The inquest is still hearing evidence.

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