BREAKING: A gunman is holding the worshippers and Rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, TX hostage. They were just finishing Shabbat Services. https://t.co/t0JDife4no
— lisa hendricks (@MsLisaHendricks) January 15, 2022
Shabbat morning service began at 10 a.m. Saturday, according to the Reform Jewish congregation’s calendar. A neighbor told the Star-Telegram she saw SWAT officers headed toward the back of the synagogue with weapons drawn about 2 p.m. as the standoff continued.
Commenters on a Facebook livestream of a service at the synagogue said a man there is holding people hostage. An angry man could be heard ranting on the livestream, at times talking about religion. The video did not show what is happening in the building. The man has repeatedly mentioned his sister and Islam and used profanities. At one point, another voice can be heard apparently talking on the phone to police. The man has said a few times he didn’t want anyone hurt, and he has mentioned his children.
Last update is that they are going to send in SWAT.
Also, this is why you should always carry in Synagogue.
If I’m in Synagogue I’m packing a SIG P229 loaded with Winchester Ranger +P and two reloads.