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Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted about 9:35 p.m. that all hostages are safe and out of a Colleyville synagogue after a loud bang and gunfire were heard. U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne told a Star-Telegram reporter in a text that the hostage-taker is dead.

A loud bang followed by what sounded like gunfire was heard about 9:12 p.m. Saturday outside the Colleyville synagogue where a hostage situation has been ongoing for hours.

Colleyville police confirmed in a statement on social media the the situation is resolved and all hostages are safe. They plan to address the media at 10:15 p.m. with an update.

Read more at: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/crime/article257360862.html#storylink=cpy


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Reply Texas officials say all hostages safe, out of Colleyville synagogue; hostage-taker dead Read more a (Original post)
brooklynite Jan 2022 OP
Demovictory9 Jan 2022 #1
rockfordfile Jan 2022 #22
rockfordfile Jan 2022 #23
brooklynite Jan 2022 #2
Hekate Jan 2022 #3
Dial H For Hero Jan 2022 #4
OneCrazyDiamond Jan 2022 #5
Dial H For Hero Jan 2022 #6
ShazzieB Jan 2022 #7
OneCrazyDiamond Jan 2022 #8
Dial H For Hero Jan 2022 #9
BradAllison Jan 2022 #10
OneCrazyDiamond Jan 2022 #11
herding cats Jan 2022 #12
OneCrazyDiamond Jan 2022 #14
herding cats Jan 2022 #15
paleotn Jan 2022 #16
Trueblue1968 Jan 2022 #13
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2022 #17
Zorro Jan 2022 #18
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2022 #19
Aristus Jan 2022 #21
cntrfthrs Jan 2022 #20
JI7 Jan 2022 #24
Behind the Aegis Jan 2022 #25
Paladin Jan 2022 #26

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 11:57 PM

1. Good news

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:00 PM

22. I agree

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 12:02 AM

2. Gunman reported deceased; sounds like an assault on the synagogue was implemented.





BREAKING: Loud bang heard, followed by a short blast of gunfire from direction of the synagogue
From CNN’s Ed Lavandera and Ashely Killough
A CNN team in Colleyville heard a loud bang, followed by a short blast of rapid gunfire coming from the direction of the Colleyville synagogue.

CNN journalists Ed Lavandera and Ashley Killough are about a third of a mile from the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue where the hostages are being held.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 12:30 AM

3. KnR

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:10 AM

4. Couldn't ask for a better outcome.

 

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:18 AM

5. Suspect taken alive to face justice?

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:20 AM

6. Justice was done when he died.

 

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:24 AM

7. And no taxpayers' money will have to be spent trying and convicting him.

Not to mention housing, feeding, and clothing him for the rest of his life (or however long he's incarcerated).

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:25 AM

8. I disagree.

Goodnight.

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:28 AM

9. No problem. We agree to disagree.

 

A good night to you as well.

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:36 AM

10. I'm sure he was offered a chance to surrender peacefully multiple times. n/m

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Response to BradAllison (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:42 AM

11. Yeah.

It still would have been better if everyone lived. If some one had to die I am glad it was the person who started this mess. I am not defending his actions, I just dont like police killing suspects so much.

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:05 AM

12. In this instance they spent 12 hours while those people were held hostage trying to negotiate

The hostage taker refused to release them for a half a day. A full 12 hours. The longer these types of situations go on without a peaceful resolution, the less chance the victims will survive the event. The more tired and desperate they become, the higher the chance of a bad outcome for the victims if the person holding them is not receptive to turning themselves in. That's just hard facts.

Ultimately, I'm grateful the innocent victims survived, even if they're forever changed. It's not their fault this person chose this heinous course of events. Even though they'll relive all this for the rest of their lives.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:46 AM

14. The best outcome is dont take people hostage.

The next best is he gives up, no one hurt.

Sorry, but see both those as better then only the suspect dead. True, hostages dead would be worse, but cops killing people isn't the best outcome.

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:47 AM

15. I never said it was the best outcome. nt

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 10:22 AM

16. The better scenario, granted, but....

authorities may not have had a choice. Very credible threats to start killing hostages if demands aren't met is a possibility. It was a judgement call I'm glad I don't have to make.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:15 AM

13. Couldn't ask for a better outcome. one less evil man to deal with too.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:44 PM

17. Texas Hostage Taker Identified as British Citizen

The man who took four hostages at a synagogue in Texas on Saturday is a 44 year-old British citizen, the FBI said Sunday.

In a statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified the man as Malik Faisal Akram. Mr. Akram died late Saturday after a standoff that lasted more than 10 hours in the Dallas suburb of Colleyville.

An elite FBI rescue team that flew in from Quantico, Va., stormed the synagogue and freed three of the hostages, authorities said. One hostage was released earlier, and none were harmed.

A law-enforcement official with knowledge of the situation said Mr. Akram is believed to have flown from Britain to the U.S. in recent days.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/texas-hostage-taker-identified-as-british-citizen/ar-AASQa7x

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:54 PM

18. How and where did he get his weapon?

I'm interested in hearing the answers to those questions.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:58 PM

19. I imagine it's pretty easy to get a firearm in Texas

Any Texas residents want to weigh in?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 09:40 PM

21. Glad to hear it was the FBI,

and not a bunch of bumbling, redneck, Texas deputy dawgs.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 08:01 PM

20. I don't know why those taken hostage...

 

...don't pick up a chair or some sort of bludgeon and bash the asshat over the head. If I was taken hostage, I'd be darned sure looking for a moment when I could knock the f**ker out...

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Response to cntrfthrs (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 11:47 PM

24. Becsuse they don't want to be shot

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Response to cntrfthrs (Reply #20)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 03:45 PM

25. 'We were terrified': Texas rabbi says he threw a chair at synagogue gunman to facilitate escape

Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker has publicly described for the first time the moment he and two other hostages escaped a gunman in his synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, on Saturday

“The last hour or so of the standoff, he wasn’t getting what he wanted,” Cytron-Walker told the BBC in an interview posted on Monday morning. “It didn’t look good. It didn’t sound good. We were very, we were terrified.

“And when I saw an opportunity where he wasn’t in a good position, I made sure that the two gentlemen who were still with me that they were ready to go. The exit wasn’t too far away. I told them to go, I threw a chair at the gunman and I headed for the door. And all three of us were able to get out without even a shot being fired.”

The 11-hour standoff in the Fort Worth suburb Saturday ended when an FBI SWAT team raided the synagogue after the rabbi and two other hostages fled. The gunman, Malik Faisal Akram, a British citizen, died in the raid.

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Response to cntrfthrs (Reply #20)

Mon Jan 17, 2022, 03:59 PM

26. I hope the rabbi's actions meet with your full and enthusiastic approval. (nt)

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