Colleyville synagogue hostage situation: Hostages rescued, suspect dead

UPDATE: @ColleyvillePD confirm all hostages are safe and have been rescued. They will provide an update to the public at 10:15 p.m.

1/16/2022 6:59:00 AM

UPDATE: ColleyvillePD confirm all hostages are safe and have been rescued. They will provide an update to the public at 10:15 p.m.

The four people taken hostage at Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville have been rescued safe and alive. The suspect who took the hostages is dead.

COLLEYVILLE, TexasThis news comes more than 10 hours after authorities arrived on scene.There were four hostages taken inside the synagogue. The synagogue’s rabbi was believed to be among the hostages, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press.

Just after 9 p.m., the FBI rescue team entered the synagogue and rescued the hostages.It's unclear if the person was armed.Authorities are still investigating the motive for the attack. A law enforcement official told the Associated Press the hostage-taker was heard demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist suspected of having ties to al-Qaeda, who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. military officers while in custody in Afghanistan. Siddiqui is in federal prison in Texas.

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