Texas Hostages safe after standoff with police

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Luke 19:43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side.

Important Takeaways:

  • All Texas synagogue hostages safe after hours long standoff
  • Four hostages were taken at Congregation Beth Israel during morning services
  • One hostage has been released, but the hostage-taker is calling for the release of Aafia Siddiqui
  • Siddiqui was sentenced in 2010 to 86 years in prison for attempted murder and assault
  • FBI Dallas Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno declined to identify the hostage-taker, but said investigators already were involved in a global inquiry, reaching to Great Britain and Israel, to learn more about a possible motive.
  • The Colleyville police department tweeted the situation was “resolved”
  • Police Department Chief Michael Miller confirmed the suspect is dead.

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