‘He says an eye for an eye. If someone else runs, someone dies’: Hostage reveals terrifying demands made by ‘fake Sheik’ fanatic and how he flew into a rage when brave hostages escaped

An escaped hostage

Hostages caught in Sydney’s 17-hour terror siege have revealed how some of them managed to escape when the gunman’s back was turned.

Before the siege in Sydney’s Martin Place came to a dramatic end, the world watched as individuals and small groups emerged from the premises with terror in their eyes.

At first it was thought the self-styled sheikh Man Haron Monis had released them, but it was later confirmed that they fled when he dropped his guard…