Google Earth view of Beth Israel Temple in Colleyville, Texas
A man apparently took hostages Saturday at a synagogue near Fort Worth, Texas, according to multiple reports.
Colleyville Police Department say on twitter It is conducting SWAT operations at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. The FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety were also at the scene, CNN reported.
The synagogue has been live-streaming its services on Facebook when listeners started hearing indistinct audio between the alleged hostage taker and the negotiator, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. This video has been taken down.
An angry man could be heard ranting and talking about religion, but the live broadcast did not show what was happening inside the building, the paper said. The man reportedly mentioned his sister and Islam, and repeatedly said he thought he was dying.
It was unclear how many people were in the building. No injuries were reported as of 3:20 p.m. ET, CNN reported. Residents in nearby areas were evacuated.
Colleyville is a town of approximately 26,000 people located approximately 16 miles northeast of Fort Worth.
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