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Let the free market decide who deserves to escape a gunman. (stock photo)

Hostages at a cafe in Sydney's central business district (CBD) were freed early Tuesday morning (it's the future there) after a 16-hour standoff with police. It seems the gunman probably acted alone and that no one was hurt.

But during those hours of uncertainty and chaos, Uber decided to take advantage of the fact that people were trying desperately to get away from the vicinity of the crime. Their Sydney Twitter account sent out the following message:

Sources: USA Today