An armed man is taken hostage in a synagogue in Texas, United States
A gunman stormed a synagogue in Collyville, Texas on Saturday and took several people hostage.
a member of Beth Israel Congregation They were fully engaged in the Sabbath when the man entered.
Colville Police, Via his Twitter account, he explained that he was conducting an operation with the SWAT team at 6100 Pleasant Run Street, adding: “All residents of the area are being evacuated immediately. Please avoid the area.” Colleyville is located approximately 25 miles west of Dallas.
The FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety are also cooperating with the hostage situation, he said. CNN Colleyville Police Sergeant Dara Nelson, who claimed that, As of now, there are no injured people.
“FBI negotiators are the ones who have contact with the person in the building,” Nelson said. He added that there is “no danger to the general public” at this time.
Journalist Jessica Harke, who was present at the scene, said on Twitter that For several minutes the religious service was broadcast live, where the abductor’s phrases were heard, but without images of what was happening.
“Don’t cry on the phone with me”, is heard in streaming audio on Facebook. “Don’t cry for me, damn it. I’ve got 6 beautiful kids… There are hostages in the synagogue who are about to die… Why are you crying?
and continues: “I’m going to die, are you listening to me?.. I’m going to die doing this, okay? are you listening me? I’m going to die Don’t cry for me”.
He is also heard saying: “Something is wrong in America.”
Shortly before 2:00 pm, the man says: “You have to do something. I don’t want to see this man dead.”, Moments later, the broadcast ended.
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