AUTHORS gathered at Beth Israel Congregation in Colleyville, Texas following a report on the hostage situation.
There are no reports of injuries at this time.
Is there hostage status at Beth Israel Congregation in Colleyville, Texas?
Police officials near Fort Worth is currently negotiating with a man who appears to have taken members of the Colleyville synagogue hostage during a ceremony.
According to ABC reporter, Aaron Katersky, Muhammad Siddiqui is the suspect in the hostage case.
He claimed to be armed and said he was the brother of a woman named Aafia Siddiqui, who was convicted in New York of attempting to kill US service members.
The service, which is being streamed live on Facebook, is recording audio of the alleged negotiation with police officials.
A male voice is talking, sometimes saying “do something” and sometimes shouting obscenities during the ongoing live stream.
Beth Israel Congregation is located at 6100 Pleasant Run in Colleyville, Texas.
According to their schedule, the morning service begins at around 10 a.m. today, January 15.
Police are stationed around the synagogue and the FBI is working to negotiate with the suspect. An evacuation is underway for residents in the immediate surrounding area.
Has anyone been injured?
Colleyville Police Sergeant Major said no injuries were reported. It’s also not clear how many were in the Synagogue.
Has anyone been arrested?
Currently, no arrests have been made.
More to follow…
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