Texas synagogue hostage-taker killed, all released

The US police announced the killing of the perpetrator of the hostage-taking operation in a synagogue in the state of Texas.


Texas Governor Greg Abbott also announced that all the people who took hostages yesterday, Saturday, at a synagogue in Colleville, Texas, were all released unharmed.


"The calls have been answered," Abbott said on Twitter, more than 10 hours after four people were taken hostage in the synagogue called Beth Israel.

All hostages are alive and well.”

A gunman took hostages at the Beth Israel synagogue in Colville, Texas, on Saturday, according to tweets from Colville police and BNO News.

Colville Police stated that SWAT teams had arrived, and that all residents in the vicinity had been evacuated, and called to avoid the area.

The media reported that the gunman stormed the synagogue during a live broadcast, where he was heard saying, "I will die."

The White House has confirmed that President Joe Biden is following the latest developments in the synagogue.

The gunman entered during Saturday prayers, where the synagogue can accommodate more than 1,600 worshipers.

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