WSU graduate killed in Australia siege

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PULLMAN — The cafe manager killed in the deadly siege in Sydney, Australia, was a graduate of Washington State University.

Spokesman Rob Strenge in Pullman says Tori Johnson graduated with honors in 2003 with a degree in hotel and restaurant administration. Strenge says Johnson apparently transferred to WSU for his final year.

The 34-year-old Johnson was one of two hostages killed along with the gunman in the 16-hour siege that ended when police stormed the Lindt Chocolat Cafe.

Officials have yet to say whether the two hostages died in crossfire or were shot by their captor.