There’s a hostage situation happening at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, that may be terrorist-related. Colleyville lies in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
Hostage taker is Muhammad Siddiqui and claims to be Aafia Siddiqui’s brother. He is demanding her freedom from an 86-year prison sentencehttps://t.co/GpWtTQ7kOD.
— Aaron Katersky (@AaronKatersky) January 15, 2022
According to reports, there may be four hostages in the synagogue including the rabbi as well as three other people. He is believed to have a gun. The suspect also claimed to possess bombs hidden in unspecified locations. A live feed from the temple captured part of the incident. Around midday, the FBI and Colleyville SWAT teams responded.
While some networks are holding off on releasing the suspect’s name, ABC has identified him as Muhammad Siddiqui. The suspect’s sister is a known terrorist, Aafia Siddiqui, who was convicted in New York of trying to kill US military personnel. He reportedly wants her to be released from Carswell Air Force Base, near Fort Worth. He is reportedly being questioned by authorities to determine if they can help.
CAIR hosted numerous rallies in support of Aafia Sydiqui, also known as Lady Al-Qaeda. Her brother, who is holding Colleyville’s synagogue hostage, has been held captive. pic.twitter.com/KGWyW4D3oN
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) January 15, 2022
Residents living in and around the synagogue were evacuated.
RedState will keep you updated as more information becomes available.