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Hostages freed after Texas synagogue standoff; captor dead

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Police involved in a standoff at Colleyville, Texas synagogue

Agents from the FBI had been negotiating with the gunman, CNN reported. The FBI didn’t instantly reply to questions from Reuters.The Colleyville Police Department posted on Twitter earlier on Saturday that it was conducting SWAT operations on the block the place Congregation Beth Israel is positioned and mentioned that every one residents within the instant space had been being evacuated.The man might be heard having a one-sided dialog in what seemed to be a telephone name throughout a livestream of the Reform Jewish synagogue’s Shabbat service. The livestream reduce off round 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT).Before the Facebook livestream was ended, a person might be heard ranting and speaking about faith and his sister, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The man might be heard repeatedly saying he did not wish to see anybody harm and that he believes he’s going to die, the newspaper mentioned.Authorities haven’t but confirmed his id, a U.S. official briefed on the matter informed ABC News.

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