Report: Man Takes Hostages at Texas Synagogue

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a man apparently took hostages Saturday during services at a synagogue near Fort Worth, Texas.

The Colleyville Police Department tweeted Saturday afternoon that it was conducting police SWAT tactical squad operations at the Congregation Beth Israel facility.

The services were being broadcast live on the synagogue’s Facebook page at the time, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that an apparent negotiation could be heard between the alleged shooter and police. The newspaper reported that on the live broadcast an angry man could be heard ranting and talking about religion at times, but what was going on inside the synagogue could not be seen.

Shortly before 2:00 in the afternoon, the man said: “You must do something. I don’t want to see this guy dead.” Moments later, the broadcast ended.

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