A hostage scenario ended Saturday when the 4 captives who have been held for a lot of the day at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, have been out and protected, in response to a tweet from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
“Prayers answered. All hostages out and protected,” read the tweet, despatched by Mr. Abbott at 9:33 p.m. native time.
The hostages held at Congregation Beth Israel have been freed by an elite FBI rescue workforce that flew to the realm from the East Coast, law-enforcement officers stated.
What occurred on the Texas synagogue?
At a information convention Saturday night time, authorities stated all 4 folks held captive, together with the synagogue’s rabbi, have been protected and unhurt, and the hostage taker who had entered the constructing greater than 10 hours earlier was useless.
The FBI’s Dallas Subject Workplace, the Texas Division of Public Security and the North Tarrant Regional SWAT workforce have been additionally on the web site, in response to an announcement.
Who was the hostage taker?
In an announcement, the FBI recognized the person as Malik Faisal Akram. Mr. Akram died late Saturday after a standoff that lasted greater than 10 hours within the Dallas suburb of Colleyville.
The person who took 4 hostages at a synagogue in Texas on Saturday is a 44 year-old British citizen, the FBI stated Sunday.
Mr. Akram is believed to have flown from Britain to the U.S. in latest days, a law-enforcement official with information of the scenario stated.
What do we all know concerning the synagogue?
Congregation Beth Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation situated in Colleyville, a metropolis within the Dallas-Fort Value metropolitan space with a inhabitants of round 30,000. The synagogue was based in 1999, in response to its web site.
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