Hostages fled from an armed gunman after a 12-hour standoff at the Congregation Beth Israel.
“A video shot by a Dallas ABC news crew shows the final moments of the near 12-hour standoff at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue late Saturday night. The video shows what appears to be the three remaining hostages fleeing out a door followed shortly by a man holding a pistol,” reports Breitbart News.
“In the video, three men who appear to be the remaining hostages are seen running out a door of the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue at about 9:15 p.m. on Saturday. Two men rushed out the door first, followed shortly by a third,” reports Breitbart News.
VIDEO from the operation to recover hostages taken in a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. 3 hostages seen running out, then the hostage taker, who quickly goes back inside. Shortly after, police storm the building and neutralize the suspect. pic.twitter.com/sLdmwJeVvY
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“During a press conference later that night, FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno said the rescue came as the result of ‘a long, long day of hard work by nearly 200 law enforcement officers from across the region,'” reports Breitbart News.
“DeSarno said the FBI has identified the now-deceased suspect but were not yet prepared to release his identity. He also would not go into the details of the hostage-taker’s motivation,” reports Breitbart News.
“We do believe that, from engaging with the subject, he was singularly focused on one issue and it was not specifically related to the Jewish community,” DeSarno added. “We will continue to work to find motives and we will continue on that path in terms of the resolution of the incident.”
To see a video of the standoff, click here.