The man could reportedly be heard telling authorities from the window that he was a Prophet of Islam and that wanted his mother.
From Pam Gellar: Make no mistake, the media will cover this horror in order to cover up the motive — Islamic jihad.
“Melbourne siege situation: Man armed with meat cleaver holding up La Trobe St restaurant,” Au.News. October 28, 2015
Up to a dozen armed police officers have surrounded a restaurant in Melbourne as they try to negotiate with a man armed with a meat cleaver.
The man entered the Little Ipoh restaurant on La Trobe St following a police pursuit and began smashing windows.
The man entered a cafe on La Trobe St following a police pursuit and began smashing windows. Photo: 7 News
The man has since claimed to be a “messiah of Islam” and called out for his mother.
Video Police negotiate with man in La Trobe St Cafe
He has not made any threats to the public or police, rather it is believed he has a dispute with a business inside the building.
Police have surrounded a cafe in La Trobe St, Melbourne as they try to negotiate with a man armed with a meat cleaver. Photo: 7 News
La Trobe St between Elizabeth St and Queen St is being blocked off as police with megaphones continuing negotiating with the man who has already smashed two windows.
Police are advising motorists to avoid the area as trams are rerouted to avoid the ordeal.
Route 30 trams are still operating in two sections; between St Vincent’s Plaza and Elizabeth Street and Etihad Stadium, Docklands and Spencer Street.
Officers believe he was involved in a police pursuit earlier today.
—Courtesy of Pamela Gellar