A frightening time at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville yesterday: Hostage situation at Texas synagogue
A friend of mine was one of the hostages. He managed to post on Facebook early on:
At CBI with a gunman. If I don't get out, remember me. Fight hate.
Later, in a thread after he was released, he posted (relevant thread excerpts):
J: All is over. We all got out ok.
D: I hope your ears and eyes are OK. I heard something about flash-bang devices on the news.
J: we escaped about a minute or 90 seconds before it
D: So glad you are OK
A: What happened?
J: during this morning's service, a man took us hostage demanding to speak to and the release of a prisoner. You can read the news.
B: were you one of the hostages?!
B: I followed the story on the news, but did not see your earlier post. I'm glad you the others are safe!