A Somalian refugee used a sex worker as a hostage to lure police into a Melbourne apartment so he could shoot them.
Yacqub Khayre booked a sex worker to come to his apartment. Once the young woman was there, he tied the girl up and then shot and killed a clerk in the apartment complex to get the police to come.
Khayre then hid outside his apartment and waited for officers to arrive. He was armed with a sawn-off shotgun, according to an article in The Daily Mail.
Three officers were shot, but their injuries did not appear life-threatening.
Police then shot and killed Kharye. The sex worker was able to flee the scene uninjured but is in shock.
Before he was killed Khayre called a local newsroom and claimed “This is for IS, this is for al-Queda.