Young Strabane woman caught up in Sydney siege lockdown

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A Strabane woman, who was caught up in a terrorist attack in Syndey today, has described the situation as terrifying.

Hundreds of armed police have surrounded a cafe in Sydney - where a gunman is holding up to 30 people hostage.

Five people have escaped from the Lindt café in the city's financial district - and their health is being assessed.

24-year-old Patrina Cooke from Strabane, works in the Avenue resteraunt, which is on the same block as the Lindt cafe.

She says the ordeal was terrifying: