Texas synagogue siege: hostage-taker shot dead by FBI believed to be British

FBI stormed building after man took four people including a rabbi captive during Shabbat service

A man who was shot dead by FBI officers after taking four people hostage at a Texas synagogue is understood to be British.

The man began a standoff with police after disrupting a religious service at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan are, and taking hostages including the rabbi. He released one hostage unharmed after six hours.

Associated Press contributed to this report

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