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Colleyville Hostage Crisis

16 January 2022 - 01:08 PM

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?!

J:  yes.

B:  I followed the story on the news, but did not see your earlier post. I'm glad you the others are safe!