And it has now been revealed that the man who carried out Monday's attack was out on parole, having been rated a low-risk of reoffending by counter terrorism police.'Severe gunfire' rang out inside 'The Buckingham' serviced apartments on Bay Street, in the affluent east Melbourne suburb of Brighton, shortly after 6pm on Monday.
The hostage situation came to an end after the gunman stepped out of a hotel room and fired at officers - injuring three - before himself being killed in the exchange.
As the exchange of gunfire rang out, residents in the area were forced to run for their lives to a nearby Coles supermarket as the volley of 30 to 40 shots rang out.
Jack Reid, who was standing down the road from the serviced apartments when the gunfire rang out, said he and his friends ran for their lives.'I was standing on the corner across the road,' he told The Age.'I saw police pull out their guns, I heard about three dozen gun shots.
On Saturday night, an event was held at the National Gallery of Victoria and was dubbed Australia's first MET Gala.
A gunman who took a woman hostage and is suspected of killing another man called up a TV newsroom during the siege to claim: 'This is for IS, this is for al-Qaeda'.
The gunman had earlier taken a female hostage inside The Buckingham serviced apartment block.Come winter, wear with a knee length boot to work the chic modest trend for AW17.Complete he look with a roll neck and a ladylike top-handle bag.At 9pm a member of Victoria Police bomb squad entered the apartment blocks dressed in full protective wear and green head gear.'He has to make sure the building is safe before forensics can enter,' a police source said at the scene.