BREAKING: All hostages are out and safe, Texas governor says

All hostages that were being held in a Texas synagogue are out and safe, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a tweet

Live Updates: Hostage Situation At Synagogue İn Colleyville, Texas

1/16/2022 6:48:00 AM

All hostages that were being held in a Texas synagogue are out and safe, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a tweet

The FBI and Texas Department of Public Safety are assisting a hostage situation at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas , according to police.

The suspect is not Aafia Siddiqui's brother, her attorney saysFrom CNN’s Katelyn PolantzThe attorney representing Aafia Siddiqui, the woman whose case investigators believe could be a motivating factor for the hostage taker, urged the suspect to release the hostages in a statement on Saturday.

"We strongly condemn the hostage-taking at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, TX," said Marwa Elbially in a statement."We implore the hostage taker to immediately release all hostages and turn himself in.""We want to verify that the perpetrator is NOT Dr. Aafia's brother who is a respected architect and member of the community. Whoever the assailant is, we want him to know that his actions are condemned by Dr. Aafia and her family," the statement added, calling the suspect's actions"heinous and wrong."

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This was an act of hate directed at the Synagogue and should not be underestimated! This is an act of hate, the synagogue wasn't a 'random' target and this subject should never be diverted. mkraju He was tweeting political propaganda while the rest of the nation held its breath. Please stop attaching his name to this incident. Happy to see the hostages are okay!

مخابرات_ارهابية_تسقط_المافيا_العسكرية اوقفوا_الاعتقالات stop_arrests_in_algeria Major props to all the law enforcement and first responders! mkraju 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Suspect is dead 👍 So relieved they're alright. Now what was the point of that? You hold people hostage for what? Now you're in jail lmao

Now he will propose a legislation to allow more AR15 to mad people. Thank God!

Texas synagogue hostage situation has US cities on high alertFrom New York to Los Angeles, officers are beefing up security at synagogues after a man took hostages Saturday during services in Texas . Cult of islam Lord God have mercy Read the article closely. One of those alt-right white sdpremacists/natiionalists the FBI and SPLC are quite certain are the 1 domestic threat.

Hi I am an Afghan, I was threatened by the Taliban Whipping my family My house was looted and set on fire I hid in a shelter. I need help. I have to get a lawyer to get asylum in a country If you know of a charity, please introduce me so I can save my family with their help. Good to hear that 👍 It's incredible that Abbott takes credit... and through an official government channel - Twitter

В США по-прежнему небезопасно Abbott had nothing to do with the rescue. He is, again, taking advantage of a situation for political purposes. Had the rescue failed, Abbott could not have rolled away quick enough and he would have pointed his crooked finger & criticized the brave LEOs. AbbottFailedTexas

Maybe if Republicans would stop encouraging hate on Jewish people this wouldn't happen. If I was there things would’ve been different ! Good job by the officers. A tweet from the local PD is a bit more reliable to me He has gotten bad press for his delayed and underwhelming response. Not a shock he was the one to release the info so he looks like the 'hero'

1 Man Released After Hostages Seized During Livestreamed Texas Synagogue ServiceThe suspect is reportedly referring to convicted terrorist Aafia Siddiqui as his 'sister.' Keeping up with their family values, I see.

Next tweet: all hostages dead captur in custody

Ranting man takes hostages at Texas synagogue, SWAT operations underwayAt least four hostages were believed to be inside the synagogue, according to two law enforcement officials who were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation and who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity. The synagogue’s rabbi was believed to be among the hostages, one of the officials said. 'Ranting'

Ranting man apparently takes hostages at Texas synagogueAuthorities said a man apparently took hostages Saturday during services at a Texas synagogue where the suspect could be heard ranting angrily in a livestream before the feed cut out. UPDATE: The 4 hostages who had been held for hours inside a Texas synagogue have been rescued, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.

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2 hr 21 min ago The suspect is not Aafia Siddiqui's brother, her attorney says From CNN’s Katelyn Polantz The attorney representing Aafia Siddiqui, the woman whose case investigators believe could be a motivating factor for the hostage taker, urged the suspect to release the hostages in a statement on Saturday. "We strongly condemn the hostage-taking at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, TX," said Marwa Elbially in a statement."We implore the hostage taker to immediately release all hostages and turn himself in." "We want to verify that the perpetrator is NOT Dr. Aafia's brother who is a respected architect and member of the community. Whoever the assailant is, we want him to know that his actions are condemned by Dr. Aafia and her family," the statement added, calling the suspect's actions"heinous and wrong." More on this: Two law enforcement officials earlier told CNN that the man who took hostages at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville appeared to be motivated by a desire to free Siddiqui. She is serving an 86-year sentence at a federal prison in Fort Worth after being found guilty of seven charges relating to a terror interrogation in Afghanistan. Siddiqui was accused of stealing a US Army soldier’s rifle and firing on members of the American interrogation team, who were not hit. The judge in her US trial ruled that a terrorism enhancement applied to her sentence. Siddiqui’s appeals are exhausted, according to Elbially, who has petitioned that her client either be pardoned or allowed to serve the remainder of her sentence in her home country of Pakistan. Elbially says she has not been able to speak to Siddiqui since the Texas hostage situation began. share with Facebook