It was the act that stopped the city.
The day that Man Haron Monis held 17 people hostage in Sydney’s Lindt cafe in a siege that lasted over 16 hours.
On Monday morning the final stage of the inquest into the Sydney siege began, drawing survivors to once again relive the day that Sydney stopped.
Evidence submitted has already caused a stir as the triple zero phone call made by Lindt store manager Tori Johnson and an unknown operator was played to the court.
In a call that has been transcribed by the Daily Mail and which lasts just under five minutes, the operator repeatedly asks Mr Johnson to clarify his location.
“Okay but it’s not actually a road. I need a road… so I can see Bent Street and I can see Bridge Street. Are either of those near you?” She said.
“Oh Elizabeth okay so that’s a cross street for me so that helps. So Elizabeth Street so what have you got there?
“Can you just hang on a minute. Phillip Street, is that in Martin Place?”