Four hostages safe after gunman’s 10-hour standoff with police at Texas synagogue

Four hostages safe after gunman’s 10-hour standoff with police at Texas synagogue

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1/16/2022 12:01:00 PM

Four hostages safe after gunman’s 10-hour standoff with police at Texas synagogue

Four hostages who were held by a gunman at a synagogue in Texas are safe after a 10-hour standoff with police.

Law enforcement officials who were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation and spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity earlier said that the hostage-taker demanded the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist suspected of having ties to al-Qaeda.

A rabbi in New York City received a call from the rabbi believed to be held hostage in the synagogue to demand Siddiqui’s release.The New York rabbi then called 911.Police were first called to the synagogue around 11 a.m. and people were evacuated from the surrounding neighborhood soon after that.

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Cutting it: the female tailors shaking up Savile Row Law enforcement officials who were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation and spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity earlier said that the hostage-taker demanded the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist suspected of having ties to al-Qaeda. A rabbi in New York City received a call from the rabbi believed to be held hostage in the synagogue to demand Siddiqui’s release. The New York rabbi then called 911. Police were first called to the synagogue around 11 a.m. and people were evacuated from the surrounding neighborhood soon after that. Saturday’s services were being livestreamed on the synagogue’s Facebook page for a time. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that an angry man could be heard ranting and talking about religion at times during the livestream, which didn’t show what was happening inside the synagogue. Shortly before 2pm, the man said, “You got to do something. I don’t want to see this guy dead”. Moments later, the feed cut out. A Meta company spokesperson later confirmed that Facebook removed the video. Texas resident Victoria Francis said that she watched about an hour of the livestream before it cut out. She said she heard the man rant against America and claim he had a bomb. “He was just all over the map. He was pretty irritated and the more irritated he got, he’d make more threats, like ‘I’m the guy with the bomb. If you make a mistake, this is all on you.’ And he’d laugh at that,” she said. “He was clearly in extreme distress.” Multiple people heard the hostage-taker refer to Siddiqui as his “sister” on the livestream. But John Floyd, board chair for the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, — the nation’s largest Muslim advocacy group — said Siddiqui’s brother, Mohammad Siddiqui, was not involved. “This assailant has nothing to do with Dr. Aafia, her family, or the global campaign to get justice for Dr. Aafia. We want the assailant to know that his actions are wicked and directly undermine those of us who are seeking justice for Dr. Aafia,” said Floyd, who also is legal counsel for Mohammad Siddiqui. “We have confirmed that the family member being wrongly accused of this heinous act is not near the DFW Metro area.” MORE ABOUT