The past few years have been an especially frightening time for many Jewish Americans, even before a gunman seized hostages at Colleyville’s Congregation Beth Israel on Saturday. Preparing for the worst may have helped the hostages stay alive.
The man who authorities say held hostages inside the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville had demanded the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman who is imprisoned nearby on charges of trying to kill American service members in Afghanistan.
The hostages who endured an 11-hour ordeal inside Colleyville’s Congregation Beth Israel synagogue are safe. The gunman is dead. But the investigation is in its early stages, and many questions remain unanswered.
Officials say there is no indication of any ongoing threat to the community.
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