There was a hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. The suspect was captured on a live stream video on the synagogue’s Facebook page.

The synagogue says, “A vibrant Reform Jewish Congregation committed to providing life-long opportunities for spiritual growth and learning based on Jewish values. CBI was established July 18, 1999.”

#BREAKING: Hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel Temple in Colleyville, Texas. The gunman apparently entered the synagogue during Shabbat services.

— Adir Krafman (@adirkrafman) January 15, 2022

Jessika Harkey, a reporter for the Fort Worth Star Telegram, wrote on Twitter, “At the scene in Colleyville where a local synagogue is being held hostage. The Congregation Beth Israel, located at 6100 Pleasant Run Rd., was in the middle of a service when a gunman entered. A livestream of the service remains ongoing during the situation.”

Colleyville Police wrote on Twitter, “We are currently conducting SWAT operations around the 6100 block of Pleasant Run Rd. All residents in the immediate area are being evacuated. Please avoid the area.”

They added, “UPDATE 1/15/22, 1:20 PM The situation at the 6100 block of Pleasant Run Road posted about earlier remains ongoing. We ask that you continue to avoid the area. We will continue to provide updates via social media.”

Here’s what you need to know:

The video captured a man talking. “I will go down dying,” and “I’ve lived on these feet for 14 days.”

“I hope I don’t have to shoot anyone.” He also said, “At this point in time, we have no casualties.”

People who were listening to the live stream wrote comments on it, including these:

“He wants to talk to his sister to say goodbye. They have to delay this.”

“Please report the video.”

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Colleyville Hostage Taking: Congregation Beth Israel Live Stream Video in Texas

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